TO UPDATE: The media had Sinéad O’Connor announce her retirement last week, she claimed in a Twitter update proclaiming her return.
The fickle O’Connor said her earlier retirement announcement was a “knee-jerk reaction” to UK and Canadian media reports. The “pigs in lipstick” thesis triggered it, he wrote.
“All interviewers were asked to please be sensitive and not ask about child abuse or delve into painful things about mental health that would be traumatic for me to think. Every damn time I’m going to sell a record for 30 years, it’s’ Aren’t you crazy? Aren’t you an idiot? Are you not invalid? ‘”, wrote.
“I said I was retiring. As I have said many times before in knee-jerk reactions when I was young and was the target of media abuse on the grounds that I am legally vulnerable. The biggest mistake (I am always asked this but never answered) of ‘Sinead O’Connor’ is that she is Amazonian. I am not. I am a soft-hearted five-foot-four-inch woman who is actually very fragile, ”he added.
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But I love my job. Make music, that is. I don’t like the consequences of being a talented (and outspoken) woman as I have to walk through walls of prejudice every day to make a living, ”O’Connor continued. “But I was born for the live performances and with the amazing love and support that I have received in the last few days and will continue to receive from Rob Prinz and everyone at ICM, as well as many managers, buyers and fans, I feel safe in retracting my express. I wish to retire. “
Good news. Fuck retirement. I take it back. I do not withdraw. I temporarily let the lipstick pigs fuck my head … here’s my statement … … in the form of these three photos. It’s ‘colorful’ but that’s me 🙂 #LetOConnorBeOConnor pic.twitter.com/wKoEKFANPk
– Sinead O’Connor (Shuhada Sadaqat) (@ MagdaDavitt77) June 7, 2021
EARLIER: Sinéad O’Connor says goodbye to everything, declaring that she is retiring from music and touring, and that her next album will be her last. O’Connor made the announcements in a series of tweets posted Friday.
“This is to announce my retirement from touring and working in the record business. I’ve gotten old and I’m tired, ”she wrote.
The next album from the Irish singer-songwriter, No veteran dies aloneIt will be his final release, he said.
“This is not sad news. This is astonishingly beautiful news. A warrior knows when to retreat. It has been a journey of forty years. It’s time to put your feet up and make other dreams come true. “
O’Connor’s iconic career will be remembered for several things. His shaved head in the foreground in the video for “Nothing Compares 2 U” and tearing a photo of Pope John Paul II after a Saturday night live performance are two visual milestones.
It will also be marked by his first two albums, The Lion and the Cobra other I don’t want what I don’t have They were two of the milestones of the music scene of the late 80s and marked it as a cultural force.
Of course, declaring that you are retiring in the music business is in itself a time-honored tradition. Elton John, Cher and many others have organized “goodbye” tours for many years.
This is to announce my retirement from touring and working in the record business. I’ve gotten older and I’m tired. So it’s time for me to dangle the tassels from my nipples, having really given myself everything. NVDA in 2022 will be my last release. And there will be no more tours or promotions.
– Sinead O’Connor (Shuhada Sadaqat) (@ MagdaDavitt77) June 4, 2021
Sorry if you caused any inconvenience to booking agents or promoters or managers because I tweeted about my retirement. I guess the book made me realize that I am my own boss. He didn’t want to wait for men’s permission to know when he could announce it. Also, I had had some whiskeys 🙂
– Sinead O’Connor (Shuhada Sadaqat) (@ MagdaDavitt77) June 5, 2021