Sinead O'Connor

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Sinéad O'Connor says recent reports she had committed suicide are nothing but "false and malicious gossip."

Chicago police were on the lookout for the 49-year-old Irish rocker Thursday after Dublin authorities contacted them to say she had phone them and said, "I'm on a bridge in Chicago and I'm going to jump," The Chicago Tribune reported.

O'Connor, who has posted suicidal messages on social media in the past, took to Facebook early Friday, following a more than two-week hiatus from the network, to respond to the report.

"It's bullshit I jumped off a bridge," O'Connor wrote. "Some stupid bitch up at Swords Garda station decided she'd like to throw a bit of false and malicious gossip about is all. AM FAR TOO F--KING HAPPY FOR THAT!!"

O'Connor, who has for years battled depression, has last November alarmed fans when she said on Facebook she had "taken an overdose," which followed rants about her exes. The police were called and they found her safe.

In 2011, the singer posted suicidal tweets. Months later, O'Connor told The Sun newspaper she had "taken an overdose," adding, "God obviously wants me around—though I can't think why."

In May, the singer was reported missing near Chicago following a bike ride and was found safe the following day.

O'Connor's recent comments about her reported suicide threat were part of a post in which she cheered Gerry Adams, leader of Sinn Féin, Northern Ireland's largest Irish nationalist party that the singer supports, for calling for a vote on uniting the country of Ireland with Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom.

The majority of the voters in Northern Ireland voted to remain in the European Union in Thursday's Brexit referendum, in which the majority of total voters chose to leave. Adams said the interests of both Northern Ireland and Ireland "would not be served by one part of the island being out of the EU and another being part of the island being in the EU," according to ITV.


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