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Sinead O'Connor has announced that her marriage to Barry Herridge is over -- again. This marks the second time the 45-year-old singer has stated her intention to divorce the 38-year-old drugs counselor since they spontaneously tied the knot in Las Vegas in December. After initially separating after just 16 days of marriage, O'Connor and Herridge decided to stay together after a night of "mad love making." But after unleashing a string of tweets begging for psychiatric help Wednesday, O'Connor now says her marriage is over for good -- and she blames the media.
"Certain sections of our media are pure evil. These people, along with others caused enormous damage deliberately and maliciously to my innocent flower of a husband, purely because he was with me," she writes in a blog post date Jan. 13. "And so his association with me became something very bad for his life. And slowly since we were married I became very ill as result of what was done to my husband and I was unable to cope. And became depressed."
O'Connor lays the blame at the feet of one specific Irish newspaper that she says tried to "destroy my husbands job" because she wouldn't "just shut up and sing." As a result, she says, she and Herridge have decided to call it quits. What's more, she vows that she'll never love again.
"The behaviour of one particular paper resulted in very serious damage to my husband and myself personally and consequently made the marriage untenable so that it is now over and I hope the media will kindly leave the poor man alone to get on with his life," she continues. "I will never again associate myself romantically with anyone as I could not bear to see these things done again to someone I love."
O'Connor goes on to say that she is back on meds, but has been assured by the psychiatrist that she saw that she is not bipolar and only need to be on medication temporarily to "lift me out of what depths I was dragged down to since the mis-treatment of my husband and therefore destruction of our marriage began. So I will be fine again within days."
This seems to contradict the series of tweets O'Connor posted Wednesday begging for help, emphasizing her need for medication and even insinuating that she was having suicidal thoughts. In fact, the "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer reportedly admitted to the U.K.'s Sun newspaper that she tried to kill herself last week by overdosing on pills.
So while we hope that she "will be fine again within days," it's probably a good idea if she continues to get the help she clearly needs.