Sinead O’Connor has embraced a new religion — and a new name.
Last week, the Artist Formerly Known As Sinead O’Connor took to Twitter to reveal that she has converted to Islam, renouncing Catholicism and revealing her new name: Shuhada’ Davitt.
She declared her decision to be “the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey.”
In a subsequent tweet, she shared a video of herself singing the Adhan, the Islamic call to prayer.
In a later tweet, the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer shared a photo of herself wearing a hijab, revealing it was a gift from a friend.
In 1999, the Irish singer was ordained as a priest in the “Tridentine” movement, which is not officially affiliated with the Catholic church. Earlier this year, she changed her name to Magda Davitt, and asked Pope Francis to officially excommunicate her.
The 51-year-old has publicly struggled with mental illness in recent years; last fall, she appeared on “Dr. Phil” after multiple suicide attempts, declaring at the time she was “very excited to be getting some proper help.”