It's definitely been a troubling time for Sinead O'Connor and her loved ones — after she shared a video with her Facebook fans stating, “If it was just for me I’d be gone. Straight away back to my mum — because I’ve walked this earth alone for two years now as punishment for being mentally f--king ill and getting angry that no one would f--king take care of me.”
One star in particular that helped her out was Russell Brand, who she thanked in a rather explicit Facebook post. Mind you, the Forgetting Sarah Marshall star welcomed his first child, a daughter named Mabel, with his fiancé, Laura Gallacher, back in November — so he is definitely off the market.
"Message for Russel Brand. Sorry if spelled name wrong. Thank you SO much for your beautiful support. Have always felt a great kinship with you," Sinead wrote. "Could also do with a jolly good rogering, frankly. The last man who touched my body took out my reproductive system two years ago, so if you really wanna be part of my healing journey — c'mon, horse it into me, boss."
While certainly vulgar, the message isn't as random as one would think. Back in 2009, the Get Him to the Greek star revealed to the Sunday Independent that he was drawn to her.
"One always speculates what it would be like to be in a romance with dear Sinead. That would be exciting, wouldn't it? I have never met her and I don't think I'd approach her but I would definitely await an introduction," Russell said.
The "Nothing Compares 2 U" songstress was found safe after sharing the alarming video earlier this month. Someone posted on her behalf, "Hi everybody, I am posting at Sinead's request, to let everyone who loves her know she is safe, and she is not suicidal. She is surrounded by love and receiving the best of care. She asked for this to be posted knowing you are concerned for her. I won't respond to any questions, so please understand. I hope this comforts those of you [who] were concerned."
Life & Style spoke with NY and NJ-based clinical psychologist Dr. Steven J. Brodsky about how to help a patient of this nature. "It's very concerning, obviously. People really don't have a clue about how tormented a lot of well-known celebrities can be in their lives — where they come from and the issues they have to deal with. I was very concerned with the way she was talking and obviously when someone talks about killing themselves, it's not something to be taken lightly," he explained.
"I would say that many people who are depressed talk about wishing they could end it all, but they don't necessarily have any serious intention. But whether they do or not, you have to really keep an eye on them and make sure they're not alone — and certainly if they're talking about something more serious, that's worth a call to 911, but at a minimum — I think that people sometimes think that these kinds of threats or warnings are just to get attention and they're not," Dr. Brodsky added. "They can be, but that doesn't mean it couldn't be fatal as well."
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
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