Sinead O'Connor performs u-turn on plans to retire from music
"Good news. F**k retiring."
Two days after announcing her plans to retire from music, Sinead O'Connor has backed out of the idea completely.
Having posted on Twitter about her intention to retire on Saturday, O'Connor retracted the decision with a statement on the same medium on Monday.
The singer wrote: "Good news. F**k retiring. I retract. Am not retiring."
"I was temporarily allowing pigs in lipstick to f**k my head up... here's my statement..... in the form of these three photos. It's 'colourful' but that's me : )"
In a statement accompanying the tweet, Sinead explained that the initial decision to retire was brought on by a bad experience in a recent interview, but after an abundance of support, she had changed her mind.
She apologised to "all the fans, buyers, promoters, venues and hot dog sellers" for scaring them, adding: "To be honest, I gave myself a fright too."
Sinead is set to go on tour in 2022, which explains her reference to hot dog sellers, while she elaborated upon her treatment at the hands of the media, saying: "When people wonder what derailed my career? The UK and Irish UK papers' constant abuse and invalidation of me on the grounds I may or may not have been diagnosed by them as 'mad'. As if it makes you invalid.
"Anyway, the dude abides. I am not gonna retire, I’m gonna keep being fabulous :) and I’m not gonna be made feel any shame associated with my exhibiting the symptoms of trauma."