Published: Thu, September 14, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Sinead O'Connor shares disturbing childhood memories

Sinead O'Connor shares disturbing childhood memories

"She was a person who took delight in hurting you", O'Connor said of her mother Marie, who died in a vehicle crash when the singer was 19-years-old.

O'Connor described the alleged abuse she suffered as a child by her mother. "I thought about it for a year before I did it".

Explaining what she went through as a child, she adds: "She [her mother] ran a torture chamber".

She also tells Dr. Phil: "I'm changing my name".

"I'm not going to die, I'm not going to die but still this is no way for people to be living", she said.

He said: "We were able to, in 24 hours, get her out of a motel room alone in the middle of the night crying to a hundred-acre treatment facility in the rolling hills of Tennessee".

Sinead said that she was "mental" after her hysterectomy two years ago and that her recent trouble with kidney stones led up to the filming of her hotel video, which she referred to as a "pity party". "Famous people. I think it's important that those of us in the entertainment industry begin to open up". "So I was very concerned for her wellbeing". I want to use my life, be a teaching tool.

"Mental illness, it's a bit like drugs, it doesn't give a s- who you are", the singer continued. And she started, when I had long hair, she would introduce us as her pretty daughter and her ugly daughter.

O'Connor admits to feeling like an "imposter" during the height of her career when her cover of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U" shot to No. 1 and made her a global sensation. "Obviously I want to be really careful because I love my family and I don't blame them".

After an emotional interview with singer Sinead O'Connor, Dr. Phi surprises her with help to get back to making music. "She really has had a hard time, and she said, 'Look, I'm in trouble".

Asked by Dr. Phil if her family had watched the video, she said: "No".

Known for her trademark short hair, O'Connor said she first cut her hair as a child. Speaking on the Dr Phil talk show on Tuesday, the 50-year-old recalled that her sister "had the most glorious hair" when they were children. "She smells sick; there was a smell about her that was sickness - the smell of evil, you know?" "But I cannot wait (for) the day that I naturally get to Heaven so I can see my mother again", the singer said.

"She's up and down, but the down times are getting fewer and farther between and the lows are getting higher".

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