Sinead O’Connor has disclosed that her 17-year-old son, who went missing from the hospital last week, committed suicide by hanging himself.
The Irish singer revealed this on social media while recounting the circumstances of her son’s death, vowing to “never forgive” the Irish authorities who looked after him.
The grieving mother, 55, said on Twitter yesterday that her ‘wonderful’ son Shane, whom she referred to as ‘the joy of her life,’ has ‘chosen to stop his earthly struggle.’
The artist chastised Irish authorities, especially Tusla, the child and family agency, for their “refusal to accept responsibility,” claiming that “too many kids died under their watch.”
The Nothing Compares 2 U singer said she has identified the body of her son who was last seen in Tallaght, South Dublin, on Friday morning. He had gone missing from the hospital a day earlier.
In a post on social media, O’Connor wrote: ‘I have now formally identified the remains of my son, Shane. May God forgive the Irish State for I never will.
‘Now Tusla want to discuss with me ”a media release” no doubt wishing to have me join in their efforts to make this death of my child seem like it wasn’t at the hands of the Irish State.
‘Tusla and HSE to release dishonest statement in response to international questioning. A load of lies, refusals to accept responsibility. Couched as always in the omnipotent and false concern they claim to have for the privacy of the children who die on their watch.
‘I’m going to take private time now to grieve my son. When I am ready I will be telling exactly how the Irish State in the ignorant, evil, self-serving, lying forms of Tusla and the HSE enabled and facilitated his death. Magdalene Ireland never went away. Ask the youth.
‘And any statement out of Tusla suggesting they a) did their best b) care or c) have deepest sympathies for anyone here but their lawyers, is a load of crap trap that has killed too many kids and it isn’t going to wash this time. Too many kids are dying on Tusla’s watch.’
Sinead’s comments come after police released the final photograph of Shane before his death.
A HSE spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘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.’