In a new interview with “Dr Phil” McGraw, Sinead O’Connor talks about her mental health and accuses her late mother of abuse.
The troubled Irish singer recently made headlines after she posted a video on Facebook saying she was suicidal and needed help.
"I am fed up of being defined as the crazy person, the child abuse survivor," she tells McGraw in a clip of an upcoming episode of The Dr Phil Show.
O’Connor accuses her late mother of physically and sexually abusing her, CNN reports.
"She ran a torture chamber," O'Connor says. "She was a person who took delight in hurting you."
When Dr. Phil asks her what she loved about her mother, who died in a car accident when O’Connor was a teen, the singer responds: “What I love about my mother is that she’s dead.”
On Jimmy Kimmel Live, McGraw told the late-night show host that it was O’Connor who reached out to him for help.
"She called and she said, 'I want to destigmatize mental illness,' " he said. "She said, 'I clearly have a problem, too many musicians are dying. I want to use my life, be a teaching tool. I'm willing to sit down and talk.' "
The Sinead O’Connor interview is set to air on The Dr. Phil Show on Tuesday.