13 Septiembre 2017 10:25
O’Connor has documented her struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts online since the inception of social media, and just last month, she posted a video on Facebook that showed her in a deeply depressive episode, struggling to cope.
Now, the Irish artist has appeared in a short clip of a recent appearance on US TV talk show, Dr. Phil, where she opened up about her late mother’s systemic mistreatment of her as a pre-teen. An excerpt of the interview between the 50-year-old and host Dr.Phil - the full episode is due to air next Tuesday - details the ways her mother used a ‘torture chamber’ and how she was a constant victim of physical and sexual abuse. O’Connor ran away from home at the age of 13, and her mother died in a car accident when she was 19. When asked by the TV psychologist, she said she was happy that her mother was dead.
She was a person who enjoyed doing me harm, I became suicidal
The singer-songwriter also told Dr. Phil that she is trying to erase her past by changing her name. She said: ‘I'm tired of being described as a crazy person, survivor of child abuse.