The Irish singer formerly known as Sinead O’Connor, Shuhada’ Sadaqat, delighted to have her “cheeky little monkey” back home safe.
Sinead O’Connor’s 14-year-old son, Shane, went missing in Dublin from Friday evening but was located safe and well on Monday after the Irish singer, who changed her name to Shuhada’ Sadaqat having converted to Islam, reached out to her fanbase on Twitter.
On Sunday Shuhada’ Sadaqat reached out to her 40k strong Twitter followers appealing for help:
This is my 14 yr old son. Missing since Friday. Last seen in Wicklow town at 7.42 pm tonight. Allegedly Headed for the home of someone called Orlando. If you see him or he is at your home please contact Dundrum or Wicklow Gardai. pic.twitter.com/K9HhWVDoAa— Shuhada’ Sadaqat (@MagdaDavitt77) January 20, 2019
Hours before her call out to her followers she tweeted:
“My sweet 14-year-old son has been going missing a lot and is currently missing for the last two days. If you are a parent in whose house he has been staying or is staying, please call Dundrum Gardai.
She added: "Not calling them is not helping him."
And then, addressing a friend of Shane’s parents, she wrote:
“Msg for Orlando’s parents in Wicklow town. Is my baby with you? If so pls contact Dundrum Gardai. We are frantic now as he’s been awol since Friday. Apparently he told someone he was going your house. I don’t know you so i’m sorry had to tweet instead of call. [sic]”
The gardai (Irish police) released a statement which said Shane had been last week on Friday, January 18 at 5.15pm in Woodpark, Ballinteer. The son of Sinead O’Connor and fellow musician Donal Lunny went missing from his home.
He was described as 5'11'', of slim build with dark hair. He had been seen wearing a black hoodie, black Adidas bottoms with white stripes and white runners. Shane is known to frequent the Wicklow area.
A statement issued by police said:
"Shane O' Connor has been located safe and well today, Monday 21st of January 2019. No further action required."
On Twitter Shuhada’ Sadaqat’s fans offered her support. One messenger posted “Inshah Allah your son is fine and will be back soon. No worries. Prayer works better and it causes less wrinkles.”
Another commented “I am sad to hear he is missing. I hope you find your son soon! That most be making you very anxious and in a state of pain! Take care and I hope you find your son soon!”
Thankfully, in Shuhada’ Sadaqat’s latest tweet she wrote:
Shane O’Connor, you cheeky little monkey. You’re too young to be on my page! It’s for over 18s. Up out of that bed or sofa now darling, its school time. I love you. When you’re 16, you get to be The General. Meanwhile its me. ; )— Shuhada’ Sadaqat (@MagdaDavitt77) January 21, 2019
O'Connor, aka Shuhada’ Sadaqat, has four children and was married four times.
In 2017, O'Connor said that she had changed her legal name to Magda Davitt. In October 2018, O’Connor converted to Islam and changed her name to Shuhada’ Sadaqat.
She tweeted: “This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim. This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey. All scripture study leads to Islam. Which makes all other scriptures redundant. I will be given (another) new name. It will be Shuhada.”