Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan suffered a major breakdown after her split from her husband her mother has revealed.

O’Riordan was arrested after an air rage incident aboard an Aer Lingus to Shannon flight when she stomped on an air hostess and head butted and spat at a policeman after the plane landed

Her mother Eileen O'Riordan told the Limerick Leader newspaper Dolores is in a "very vulnerable" place.

"She is going through a marriage separation at the moment. That's hard for anyone," She said her daughter is "still in Ireland" and was being closely monitored by doctors. She was married to former Duran Duran tour manager Don Burton and they have three children

"She has a nurse with her and a doctor who visits every day because she can't go out."

Her children Taylor (16), Molly (13), and Dakota (9), are with their father in his native Canada.

"They just know that mommy isn't well at the moment," their grandmother said.