Five days after Sinead O'Connor posted an alarming video on her Facebook page in which she opened up about her loneliness and her mental illness, a status update was posted on her page assuring fans the singer was "not suicidal."
"Hi everybody, I am posting at Sinead's request, to let everyone who loves her know she is safe, and she is not suicidal," the status update that was posted late Monday read. "She is surrounded by love and receiving the best of care. She asked for this to be posted knowing you are concerned for her. I won't respond to any questions, so please understand. I hope this comforts those of you were concerned."
Sinead O’Connor: Then and Now
Sinead O’Connor: Then and Now
Irish singer Sinead O'Connor performs during her concert at the Paleo Festival in Nyon, late July 23. The festival lasts until July 27. pmv/Photo byPierre Virot.
Glastonbury Festival, Britain - 1995, Sinead O'Connor (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: WHITE ROOM Photo of Sinead O'CONNOR (Photo by Patrick Ford/Redferns)
FILE PHOTO TAKEN 27JUNE98 - Irish pop star Sinead O'Connor, seen here in a file photo taken at the Lilith Fair Concert series June 27, 1998, reveals she is a lesbian in a magazine interview to be published later this month. O'Connor, 33, comes out of the closet in the cover story of the July-August issue of Curve, the nation's biggest-selling lesbian magazine.
Singer Sinead O'Connor attends an interview with Reuters in Paris May 21, 2007. Picture taken May 21, 2007. To match feature ENTERTAINMENT-MUSIC/OCONNOR REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen (FRANCE)
Irish singer and songwriter Sinead O'Connor poses at the amfAR?s Inspiration LA Gala in Hollywood, California October 27, 2011. The gala will benefit the foundation?s AIDS research programs. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PORTRAIT)
Singer Sinead O'Connor attends the Giorgio Armani and the Cinema Society screening of the film "Albert Nobbs" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York December 13, 2011. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 13: Sinead O'Connor performs on stage at Green Theatre at VDNH on September 13, 2014 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Anatoly Zhdanov/Kommersant Photo via Getty Images)
File photo dated 9/2/2012 of singer Sinead O'Connor has dismissed reports suggesting she was missing and had threatened to jump off a bridge.
Sinead O'Connor performs live on stage on day 3 of Camp Bestival 2014, Lulworth Castle - Dorset
Irish Pop and Rock musician Sinead O'Connor (left) and American Blues musician Buddy Guy perform onstage together at Buddy Guy's Legends nightclub, Chicago, Illinois, January 22, 2016. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Sinead O'Connor performs on stage at Barbican Centre on April 13, 2015 in London, United Kingdom (Photo by Rob Ball/Redferns via Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 19: Sinead O'Connor performs live for fans at Sydney Opera House on March 19, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor performs on stage at Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 28th September 2014. (Photo by Paul Bergen/Redferns)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 12: Sinead O'Connor performs on stage at The Roundhouse on August 12, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christie Goodwin/Redferns via Getty Images)
Irish singer and songwriter Sinead O'Connor, circa 1995. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Last Thursday, the "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer posted a video to her Facebook page that had many of her fans worried. Speaking from a motel in New Jersey, O'Connor told her followers, "If it was just for me I'd be gone. Straight away back to my mum ... because I've walked this earth alone for two years now as punishment for being mentally f—– ill and getting angry that no one would f—— take care of me."
"I'm now living in a Travelodge motel in the arse-end of New Jersey," O'Connor said. "I'm all by myself. And there's absolutely nobody in my life except my doctor, my psychiatrist, the sweetest man on earth, who says I'm his hero, and that's about the only f—— thing keeping me alive at the moment . . . and that's kind of pathetic."
She added, "And the people who are supposed to be be loving you and taking care of you are treating you like s—."
In 2015, the singer called her relatives "child stealing murderers" and threatened suicide while claiming she had taken an overdose. Police in Dublin, Ireland, later confirmed that O'Connor, 48, had been "found safe and well" and was receiving medical treatment.
But in the 12-minute Facebook video from last week, O'Connor worried fans even more when she said, "I have been wanting to go for two f—– years. I'm a 5'4" little f—– woman wandering the world for two years by myself," she said. "Nobody in my f—– life ... It's a crime and it should not be acceptable to any man that knows me or claims to love and care about me."
A representative for O'Connor could not be reached for comment.
"I just want to make this video so you all could see what the f– it's like," she said about mental illness. "It's the stigma that's killing people, not the mental f— illnesses."