I received two emails from a local promoter yesterday. The first (received at 10:22 am) announced a second Sinead O’Connor show after the first one sold out. The second (which arrived a few hours later), announced that both shows had been cancelled.
Why? Sinead continues a very public struggle with her mental health which she describes as “bipolar disorder.” She wrote this on her website (which seems to have gone down as I write this):
With enormous regret I must announce that I have to cancel all touring for the year as am very unwell due to bipolar disorder.
As you all know I had a very serious breakdown between December and March and I had been advised by my doctor not to go on tour but didn’t want to ‘fail’ or let anyone down as the tour was already booked to coincide with album release.
This is a real shame because I find her new album, How About I Be Me (and You Be You) to be quite brilliant.