06/04/2010 05:55 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Dowdy Sinead O'Connor Is Completely Unrecognizable at U2 Screening

Sinead O'Connor looked totally unrecognizable when she attended a premier for U2's new tour movie U2360. See the astonishing pictures here.

Gone was the shaven head and Bambi eyes of yore. The 43 year old look dowdy in a grey cardigan and baggy black pants.

The singer has battled depression for much of her life after being physically abused as a child by her mother. She has four children by four different fathers.

In 1992 she famously tore up a photo of the Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live in a protest at the handling of sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church.

Earlier this year she hit out again, after Pope Benedict XVI wrote a letter of apology relating to decades of sexual abuse by priests in Ireland.

Writing in the Washington Post, O' Connor dismissed the letter. She said:

"To many people in my homeland, the pope's letter is an insult not only to our intelligence but to our faith and our country."

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