“Don't leave me so frightened and alone...Please please I beg you come see me and help”.

These words are the latest in a string of desperate Facebook posts by Sinead O’Connor that document her troubles with her family, downward mental health spiral and attempted suicide.

In a dramatic week for the musician, O’Connor’s Facebook page has been used as a virtual suicide note as well as her only communication tool to her estranged family.

The saga began with a desperate plea for help, posted on O’Connor’s Facebook page in the early hours of November 30. “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”.

The musician, who boasts over half a million Facebook followers, used the self-deprecating status to list her former husbands, her hysterectomy and the illness of her son, Shane, as the reasons for her attempted suicide.

Sources close to the musician say she was found and is now stable in hospital care. It was from her hospital bed that O’Connor resumed her Facebook rampage aimed at her family:

"You're dead to me. You killed your mother. You stole my sons. You left me alone for twelve weeks!.. And now you're Gone and not picking up phone? You are child stealing murderers, I never want to see or hear from any of you again. Why were you here when you're the ones who put me here?"

O’Connor’s suicide attempt and unstable condition come as no surprise. The star lists her bipolar disorder as the biggest contributor of her mental instability, following years of hospitalisations.

The musician has reportedly been on suicide watch for the last fortnight, just months after she was forced to cancel a string of performances in July on doctor’s orders.

Her Facebook suicide note was confronting, but O’Connor’s obsession with social media is not new. The musician had previously earned herself a notorious reputation for starting social media feuds, the most publicised being a Twitter feud with fellow pop star Miley Cyrus in 2013.

O'Connor's latest Facebook posts have attracted thousands of comments of support from her followers.

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