Sinead O'Connor admitted to hospital just days after son's tragic death at 17

SINEAD O’Connor has been admitted to hospital just days after her teenage son tragically died.

The singer confirmed that she had been rushed to hospital after being “lost” without her son Shane, 17.


Shane O'Connor was found dead after vanishing from Tallaght Hospital in Dublin on Thursday.

His mum posted a tragic message online last night, sparking concerns with fans after admitting she wanted to “find Shane”.

Sinead, 55, said: "I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have said that. I am with cops now on way to hospital.

“I’m sorry I upset everyone. I am lost without my kid and I hate myself. Hospital will help a while. But I’m going to find Shane. This is just a delay."

Devastated Sinead confirmed that the teenager had died and described him as the “light of my life”.

The Nothing Compares 2 U singer has shared her grief after identifying his body, saying: "I have now formally identified the remains of my son, Shane. 

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"I’m going to take private time now to grieve my son."

She has also threatened the hospital with a lawsuit after Shane went missing two days before he died.

The singer has claimed that the hospital was “refusing to take any responsibility” for Shane's disappearance.

She also said: "May God forgive the Irish State for I never will."

In a statement the hospital said: "The HSE cannot comment on individual cases when to do so might reveal information in relation to identifiable individuals, breaching the ethical requirement on us to observe our duty of confidentiality."

Mum-of-four Sinead confirmed Shane's tragic passing, paying tribute to him on social media.

She wrote: "My beautiful son, Nevi’im Nesta Ali Shane O’Connor, the very light of my life, decided to end his earthly struggle today and is now with God.

"May he rest in peace and may no one follow his example. My baby. I love you so much. Please be at peace:"

She later tweeted a Bob Marley song which she dedicated to Shane: "This is for my Shaney. The light of my life. The lamp of my soul. My blue-eye baby.

"You will always be my light. We will always be together. No boundary can separate us."

'LIGHT OF MY LIFE'

Sinead also encouraged fans to send flowers of any other tributes to her son if they wished.

Police had previously issued an appeal for the missing teen, alongside the picture.

He is seen in the CCTV image wearing dark jeans, a black hoodie with a colourful symbol on the front, a dark red top and white trainers.

But a spokesperson for the Gardai confirmed the search had been "stood down" following the discovery of a body.

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A spokesman said: "Following the recovery of a body in the Bray area of Wicklow on Friday, 7th January 2022, a Missing Person Appeal in respect of Shane O'Connor, 17 years, has been stood down."

A spokesperson for Sinead O'Connor said: "Regrettably, we can confirm the passing of Shane O'Connor.

"We politely ask for respect and appreciation for Sinead, Shane's father and Shane's family at this most difficult time."

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