One Week After Tearful Facebook Video, Sinead O'Connor Blasts Manager in Latest Posts
A week after posting a tearful Facebook video from a Hackensack, NJ hotel room — in which she talked about her struggle with suicidal thoughts — Sinead O'Connor blasted her most recent manager Bruce Garfield on the social media site — and wrote that she had “fired” him.
“BRUCE,” O'Connor wrote in all caps, referring to her most recent manager Bruce Garfield. “What sick part your head failed to hear that you are being prosecuted and sent to jail by me, for forgery and for facilitating my suicide four times as well as failing to act to save my life. ?”
O'Connor then warned Garfield to stop contacting her and her friends — including Rourke — adding “DO NOT DARE TO SEND ANY MORE OF MY FRIENDS ROUND TO THIS HOSPITAL WITH SIGNED PHOTOS OF WOLF FUCKING BLITZER OR ANYONE ELSE”.
Asked to comment, Garfield replied by email, “I am no longer managing Sinéad. I think her Facebook post speaks for itself.” He added that he found O'Connor's assertion that she had fired him, “objectionable.”
O'Connor first indicated that she was cutting ties with Garfield in an earlier Aug. 10 post addressed to the “Good people Facebook,” She thanked her supporters “for your love,” explaining that she was in a “wonderful, loving hospital” and had passed a “bastard kidney stone.” But she also wrote that doctors were keeping her for observation: she was “back on depression meds and also meds for PTSD” (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.) She then thanked her “loving followers who have saved my life and lifted my spirits so much in the last two years. Lets fight all this stigma and abandonment together. I love you,” O'Connor wrote, before appearing to thank TV therapist Dr. Phil McGraw: “Oh! Also many, many thanks to Dr Phil who has fered] to fly from Texas to help me. I am blown away.”
On Aug. 3, the Irish singer-songwriter — who, in April 1990 hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her cover Prince's “Nothing Compares 2 U” — had posted a harrowing Facebook video from a hotel in Hackensack telling fans, “People who suffer from mental illness are the most vulnerable people on Earth. You've got to take care us.”
But as approximately 5 pm Eastern time on Aug. 10, O'Connor — who, in 2014 told Billboard it was her “proudest night ever” when she ripped up a photo Pope John Paul II during an appearance on Saturday Night Live — had regained her signature bluster, indicating that she had hired a new manager, Anna M. Sala, the director AB Artists Management, a firm that reps artists Pharoah Sanders and Ravi Coltrane. (Sala could not be reached for comment.) O'Connor also wrote that she had hired a new lawyer.