The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #170840   Message #4131582
Posted By: keberoxu
08-Jan-22 - 04:37 PM
Thread Name: BS: Shane O'Connor and mother Sinead
Subject: BS: Shane O'Connor and mother Sinead
Sinead O'Connor announced on social media
the death by suicide of her
seventeen-year-old son Shane.
His father I believe was Donal Lunny.
I put this in BS as it is not strictly a music thread;

for one thing,
Sinead O'Connor has long connected with, and spoken for,
marginalized people, with or without music involved;
and there are many whose opinion of her, positive or negative,
respond to her words as much as / sometimes more than / her music.

By the time Ms. O'Connor actively and persistently sought
treatment and care for mental illness (hospitalizations and so on),
she was the mother of four children
and because of illness had had a hysterectomy.
That major surgery only added to the stress and strain of her condition.
It was about that time that she put her third child, Shane, in care,
and he was never the same afterwards.

I am certain that Sinead wished not to repeat the mistakes, with her children,
that her parents made during her formative years.
With the best of intentions things can still go very wrong.
Thanks for listening.