Five months after the death of her teenage son, Sinead O’Connor has canceled all upcoming live performances.
In January, the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer announced the death of her 17-year-old son Shane, who she says “decided to end his earthly struggle today and is now with God.”
In a statement released on Friday (June 17), O’Connor’s management said that due to her ongoing grief, the musician is canceling all of her upcoming tour dates and will not be performing for the rest of the year.
Stressing that it wasn’t an easy decision for the singer, they said she canceled the performances “for the sake of her own health and well-being.”
“We respectfully announce that due to the ongoing sadness of the tragic loss of her beloved son Shane, Sinead O’Connor will not be performing live in early 2022,” the statement read.
“Thank you to Sinead’s friends and fans whose support and understanding we greatly appreciate during this time. The love shown was a source of great comfort and peace to Sinead.”
All ticket holders for upcoming events including Galway International Arts Festival and Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens will be contacted.
In February, O’Connor said she would never perform again after Shane’s death because there was “nothing to sing.”
Additional coverage by Press Association.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/sinead-o-connor-son-shane-death-b2103751.html Sinead O’Connor cancels all appearances for ‘her own health and well-being’ five months after the death of her teenage son