Sinead O'Connor Cancels Tour Dates, Says She's 'Very Unwell'

Singer struggling with bipolar disorder

Sinead O'Connor performs at the Astra in Berlin.
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April 23, 2012 5:20 PM ET

Sinead O'Connor has canceled the remainder of her 2012 tour dates due to her bipolar disorder, the Associated Press reports. The singer made the announcement earlier today on her website, which has since been shut down. According to the Associated Press, the singer said that she is "very unwell" and has been advised by doctors not to tour after her "very serious breakdown between December and March."

O'Connor has gone through some rather tumultuous times in the past several months. The singer wrote an open letter to fans in September assuring them that she would not commit suicide after a series of red-flag tweets. Three months later, she married her fourth husband, Barry Herridge, but ended the relationship after only 16 days of marriage. Weeks later, O'Connor attempted suicide, later telling fans on Twitter that she is "unwell and in danger."

The singer released How About I Be Me (and You Be You)?, her first album in five years, in February. She embarked on a brief tour in support of the record and played professional and relatively uneventful gigs in Los Angeles and New York City. In her message to fans today, O'Connor wrote that she had planned to tour through the year before the record came out, but was "attempting to be stronger than I actually am."

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