Legendary Irish singer-songwriter Senad O’Connor has been taken to hospital after a string of frightening tweets in the wake of her 17-year-old son Shane being found dead after being missing for several days.
CNN reported Friday (January 14) that the singer was asking for help amid one of the most tragic periods of her life after she posted and then deleted a series of tweets.
O’Connor wrote from an account connected to her unverified account: “I’ve decided to follow my son. There’s no point in living without him. Everything I touch, I spoil. I stayed only for him. And now he’s gone.”
O’Connor also appears to have blamed herself for her son’s death. As such, she wrote that she was feeling “lost”. She continued about an hour later, “I’m sorry. I shouldn’t say that. I’m with the cops now on my way to the hospital. I’m sorry I bothered everyone. I’m lost without my baby and I hate myself. The hospital will help some time. But I will find Shane. That Just a delay.”
Sinéad O’Connor just sent these tweets and deleted her account.
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– Samantha Brown (@SamDeBrun) January 13, 2022
The American songwriter reported that Shane was last reported missing. “He was the light of my life,” said the famous Irish songwriter and singer.
O’Connor took to social media in a series of hard-to-read tweets that began this week, talking about her son and the difficult situation. O’Connor posted on Monday (January 6), “This is a message to my son Shane. Shane, it’s not funny anymore it’s all gone. You’re scaring crap out of me. Can you do the right thing and introduce yourself at Garday Station please. If you’re with Shane, Please contact Garday for his safety.”
She followed this up with a number of letters, expressing her sadness and frustration. “Shen, your life is precious. I wrote that God did not carve that beautiful smile on your beautiful face for nothing.” My world would collapse without you. You are my heart. Please don’t stop him from hitting. Please don’t hurt yourself. Go to Gardai and let us take you to the hospital.
“I want to know why Lynn Ward at Taillight Hospital whose HCA was supposed to supervise my child 24/7, managed to get him out of their grasp this morning when 7 days ago he made two severe suicide attempts.
“Like, how did a seventeen-year-old so traumatized who was on the watch to commit suicide at Tallaght Hospital, and Lane Ward manage to disappear??? Of course even now hospital refuses to take any responsibility. Anything happens to my sons in their position? Lawsuits.”
“My beautiful son, Nevi’im Nesta Ali Shane O’Connor, the light of my life, has decided to end his worldly struggle today and is now with God. May he rest in peace and no one may follow his lead. My child. I love you so much. Please be at peace:
“26 hours after my son died in the so-called Irish state sponsorship in the form of a tusla, I have not received any communication from Tesla or their representatives. Garday informed me of my son’s death and later spoke with the GAL. No communication from Tusla is unacceptable.
“My attorney received this from Tesla’s attorney. Can we finally note that my child has not been named ‘the remains’. His name is Shane. ‘Yes, I have been instructed that your client has been notified that identification of the remains will take place this afternoon.'”
“I have now officially located the remains of my son Shane. I forgive the Irish state that I will never do so.
“Now Twasla would no doubt discuss with me a ‘media statement’ wishing me to take part in their efforts to make it appear that my child’s death was not at the hands of the Irish state.
“Tusla and HSE to launch dishonest coverage statement in response to international questioning. A load of lies and refusal to accept responsibility. Drafted as always in the sheer and wrongful concern they claim to belong to about the privacy of children who die on guard
“I will now make a special time to mourn my son. When I am ready, I will tell exactly how the Irish state in the ignorant, wicked, self-serving, false forms of Tusla and HSE enabled and facilitated his death. Magdalene Ireland has never gone away. Ask young people.”
“And any statement from Tusla indicating that they a) did their best b) cared or c) had the deepest sympathy for anyone here except their attorney, is a trap load that has killed far too many children and will not wash away this time. Children in a Tesla clock.
Police confirmed the news of the young man’s death on Saturday (January 8).
The 17-year-old was missing from Newbridge, County Kildare, and was last seen Friday morning in Tallaght, Dublin 24 district, according to reports.
Authorities confirmed to the Guardian that the search for Shane had ended, saying: “After a body was recovered in the Bray area of Wicklow on Friday January 7, 2022, a missing person appealed in relation to Shane O’Connor, 17, who had been abandoned.”
If you or someone you know needs help, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800–273-8255 or by visiting SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.
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