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- Posted on Sep 17th 2011 11:00AM by Kenneth Partridge
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"I do believe suicide is a sin," wrote the Irish singer, best known for her heartbreaking 1990 cover of Prince's 'Nothing Compares 2 U.' "Because u may as well have murdered every one who loves u even remotely. Including 'God'. And we all have people who adore us.. Even if we think we don't."
O'Connor did, however, defend the right to feel suicidal and alert others about such self-destructive urges.
"And its not only ok but MANDATORY u SAY when u feel suicidal and ask for help," the oft-troubled singer wrote. "And anyone who criticises u can f--- off so they can for themselves and is only afraid of their own 'madness.'"
The letter went live today (Sept. 17), three days after O'Connor took to Twitter to discuss a recent trip to the psychiatrist.
"She says I'm a bad mum and mental for talking so openly about sex in public," O'Connor tweeted, referring to another batch of recent missives. In a series of disturbing follow-up posts, she wrote that she wished "suicide wud kill me" and indicated she was tired of "being tread like a crazy person. Can't manage any more. Badly wish cud die without it ruining my kids' lives."
The following day, she reassured fans she was feeling better.
"Am fine," she tweeted. "All is well. Am sorry upset people. Better out than in."