Sinead O’Connor, 53, is so paralysed by crippling agoraphobia that she cannot leave her house to buy food.
The Irish singer – who goes by the name Shuhanda Sadaqat after converting to Islam – took to social media on Wednesday evening to share on battling the anxiety disorder that leaves her terrified to go outside.
And in a bid to try and seek help as Sinead cannot go to the shops to get supplies, the Nothing Compares 2 U hitmaker asked her Twitter followers for help.
She typed on the micro-blogging site: “Ok here goes a reach out.
“I’ve been secretly living with a physically paralysing, trauma related case of acute low self-esteem for the last few years and months and weeks and am lately not eating because it’s made me so agoraphobic I can’t go to the shops. And I’m starving.”
Explaining how she cannot receive take aways or meal deliveries, she continued: “I currently live in a very remote part of the country so take outs, and or grocery deliveries are not an option.
“That’s why i Have clearly asked ONLY if anyone knows of meal services for people with mental health conditions who’s ability to self-care is diminished.”
She added: “I’d eat the f**kin’ leg of the Lamb of God.”
People battling agoraphobia worry about feeling trapped or helpless with the trauma often arising from fearing an anticipated situation – which can lead to panic attacks.
In February, Sinead spoke candidly of how dangerous her mental health issues had become.
The Dublin-born star shared during a chat with Irish broadcaster RTE with comedian Tommy Tiernan where she spoke of how she was “seriously in danger of dying.”
The songstress sparked concern by posting a tear-ridden 12-minute video on Facebook in August 2017 where she revealed her suicidal ideation for the two years prior.
She later posted to reassure her fans that she was not wanting to end her life after her post sparked concern.
Recalling the terrifying events said in the chat: “There was s*** going on in my life that drove me a bit mental in the midst of which I had a radical hysterectomy which would drive anyone mental.”
She went on to describe how she struggled with friendships and still has concerns that when she finds a friendship that the friends aren’t always genuine.
“It would be rare for me to experience people who want to be friends with me just because they like me,” she said, “there is usually a job or something else in it.”
She concluded: “And I have become untrusting of people. I became cynical, so I am not great at making friends. I am lacking in that department.”
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