Popularity really does not guarantee happiness and even those on the top find themselves unable to find comfort amidst their depression too, which is why some choose to drown their agony in drugs and alcohol or, worse, end their lives. The most recent victim of depression is Irish singer Sinead O'Connor who, on Nov. 29, posted a note on her Facebook page which sounded horribly like a suicide note.
Announcements of celebrity deaths usually come as shocking news so, when fans can do something to keep their favorite stars alive and assured that they are loved, it's no longer a surprise that they would take the chance. That is why many of her fans who read her post quickly responded to her and some even alerted the police of the singer's possible suicide attempt.
"I have taken an overdose. There is no other way to get respect. I am not at home, I'm at a hotel, somewhere in Ireland, under another name," O'Connor wrote in her post that had been taken down after the incident.
It is evident from her post that her anguish stems from her own family and she also claimed that her family does not care for her that she could be dead for weeks and her family would not even know if she didn't post anything about it.
"I don't matter a shred to anyone. No one has come near me. I've died a million times already with the pain of it. So yeah.. Strangers like me.. But my family don't value me at all," she wrote.
The An Garda Síochána, Ireland's police force, been alerted and they quickly scoured hotels for the distraught singer. A Gardaí from the Pearse Street station finally confirmed on the same day that O'Connor had been found safe in Dublin and that she is being given medical attention. Other than that, no other details about the incident have been released.