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Sinead O’Connor ends marriage for second time


The singer said she believes “certain sections of [the Irish] media are pure evil,” and have contributed to the demise of her one-month marriage to Barry Herridge.

“The behaviour 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,” O’Connor said.

The announcement comes just two days after O’Connor posted alarming messages to her Twitter account, saying she was unwell, in danger and in need of a psychiatrist. After receiving help, O’Connor explained that she was distressed by the way Herridge had been treated by the press.

The couple wed in early December in the back of a pink Cadillac in Las Vegas. Later that month, O’Connor said the marriage was over. They then reconciled early in the New Year.

O’Connor said Friday she is back on medication that will “lift me out of what depths I was dragged down to since the mistreatment of my husband and therefore destruction of our marriage began.”

“Am off to work today feeling much better,” O’Connor, who plans to release a new album next month, said. “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.”


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