Sinead O'Connor who once tore up a photo of the Pope is now a ... Muslim
Sinead O’Connor is now a Muslim.
The “Nothing Compares to You” singer announced her conversion on Twitter.
“This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim,” she wrote Thursday.
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In 1999, O’Connor became an ordained priest of the Catholic Latin Tridentine Church. That came seven years after she ripped up a photo of Pope John Paul II during a “Saturday Night Live” performance where she urged viewers to “Fight the real enemy.”
According to O’Connor, her conversion is part of a journey.
“This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian's journey,” she tweeted. “All scripture study leads to Islam. Which makes all other scriptures redundant. I will be given (another) new name. It will be Shuhada.'”
In addition to her quest for spiritual guidance, the 51-year-old singer has struggled with mental illness throughout her life. In August 2017, she posted video from a New Jersey motel where she said her psychiatrist is keeping her alive.
“I’m all by myself,” she said. “Mental illness, it’s like drugs, it doesn’t give a s–t who you are, and equally what’s worse, it’s the stigma, it doesn’t give a s–t who you are.”
She soon after paid a visit to the “Dr. Phil” show where she confessed to having attempted suicide eight times.