Sinead O’Connor has announced the end of her marriage --again --and has blamed an Irish journalist for ending it.
In an extraordinary outburst on her blog, O’Connor has stated that a journalist she does not name tried to lose her new husband Barry Herridge his job because he condoned her drug use and he is a drug counselor.
She claimed the journalist concerned was having an affair themself and that they were being utter hypocrites.
Her blog entry is detailed here;
“Certain sections of our media are pure evil. These people, along with others caused enormous damage deliberately and maliciously to my innocent flower of a husband, purely because he was with me. And so his association with me became something very bad for his life. And slowly since we were married I became very ill as result of what was done to my husband and i was unable to cope. And became depressed.
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The behavior of one particular paper resulted in very serious damage to my husband and myself personally and consequently made the marriage untenable so that it is now over and I hope the media will kindly leave the poor man alone to get on with his life.
I will never again associate myself romantically with anyone as I could not bear to see these things done again to someone I love.
I have been told by the one paper who tried to destroy my husband's job that it is entirely my fault they did as I don't just shut up and sing.
Well guys.. I'm gonna be me. And if anyone doesn't like that they can seek therapy. Because I am wonderful. Exactly as I am. As Bridget Jones would say. And I shall continue being me. If being me means certain Irish media will try to destroy my romantic life.. So be it.. I have ten fingers and a number of toys (not really the toys.. But need them now so maybe u cud all post me some!)
Anyway I just want to thank u all from the bottom of my heart for ur wonderful support and kindness and numbers and referrals etc
I am now temporarily back on meds but am assured by psychiatrist I am not bi polar and do not need to be on meds for longer than a few months just to lift me out of what depths I was dragged down to since the mis- treatment of my husband and therefore destruction of our marriage began.
So I will be fine again within days
Am off to work today feeling much better and happy the album is voted album of week in music week and many great things are happening work wise as well as of course I have my children, family and friends so I am happy enough and will be old self in matter of days. for which I make no apology.
I must ask this question tho. The reporter who tried to lose my husband his job did so from some moral high horse.
Rumour has it the very same reporter is having an affair with a married Irish gossip columnist who has two small children.
They sit in judgement daily of famous peoples relationships and lives. these two are particularly nasty to very vulnerable people. Bullies basically. Not the guts to bully anyone their own metaphorical or emotional size.
She stated to me that trying to lose my husband his job was 'perfectly valid' as I occasionally smoke weed (all have known this for 25 yrs) and he counsels drug addicted teenagers.
Well.. Shouldn't she and her married lover quit their jobs judging other's morals and ruining people's lives and marriages on a daily basis from some moral high horse if it's true (which several journalists have confirmed to me it is and are prepared to witness in court ) they are having an affair?
As she said "it's a perfectly valid question"
Onward and upward.”