Last week, Sinead O’Connor took to social media to share a heartbreaking video shot within a New Jersey motel room, with the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer discussing her isolation and loneliness throughout her ongoing battle with mental illness to reveal she’s been contemplating suicide.
Fans were shocked and saddened to see O’Connor, 50, at such a low ebb, and one of those fans just happens to be singer Fiona Apple, who is reaching out to O’Connor in a video of her own.
In the short video (just 38 seconds) that the “Criminal” singer posted on YouTube, she describes O’Connor as her “hero” and hopes that there’s some way she can help.
“I want you to know that you are my hero, as well,” says Apple, 39, who has also publicly discussed her own struggles with mental illness.
“I just saw the video of you and I don’t want you to feel like that,” she continues. “I don’t want you to feel like that. You’ve given so much and I wish I could be there, I wish I could be of some use to you, I wish I could… I’m your friend. That’s all I wanted to say. And you’re my hero.”
In O’Connor’s video (below), she laments her loneliness. “I’m all by myself, there’s absolutely nobody in my life,” she declares. “I’m now living in a Travelodge motel in the arse-end of New Jersey. [No one] except my doctor, my psychiatrist — who is the sweetest man on earth who says I’m his hero — and that’s about the only f**king thing keeping me alive at the moment. The fact that I’m his bloody hero… that’s kind of pathetic.”
After O’Connor posted the video on Facebook, another post was issued on her Facebook account, letting fans know that O’Connor was “safe, and she is not suicidal” and “receiving the best of care.”