Fiona Apple Shares Video Message for Sinead O’Connor: ‘You’re My Hero’

Fiona Apple
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Fiona Apple shared a heartfelt video message addressed to Sinead O’Connor on Thursday, telling the singer that she’s her “hero” in light of a video O’Connor posted last week about her mental health struggles and suicidal thoughts.

“I want you to know that you are my hero as well,” Apple says, visibly emotional. “I just saw the video of you and I don’t want you to feel like that. I don’t want you to feel like that. You’ve given so much and I wish I could be there. I wish I could be of some use to you. I wish I could — I’m your friend. That’s all I want to say, and you’re my hero.” The “Paper Bag” singer has also openly struggled with mental health issues.

O’Connor posted a troublesome Facebook video on Aug. 3 from a New Jersey motel, chronicling her depression and the stigma associated with it.

“I’m fighting, fighting, fighting, fighting, like all the millions and millions that I know I’m one of, to stay alive everyday, which I’m doing because I love the people that are doing this to me,” she said. “I’m not staying alive for me. If it was me, I’d be gone, straight away back to my mom. I’ve walked this earth alone for two years now as punishment for being mentally f—ing ill and being angry that nobody will f—ing take care of me, specifically for being suicidal.”

After fans from all around the world voiced concern for O’Connor, a note was posted on her Facebook account that the Irish singer was “safe, and she is not suicidal.” The post also mentioned that O’Connor was “receiving the best of care.”

O’Connor was reported missing and “suicidal” in May of last year, but was later found safe.

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    1. Eid Steel says:

      I understand she is trying to help but the last thing someone, who feels thier life is not worth living anymore, wants to hear is that someone considers them their hero. On top of watching old performances from this person is just as bad. When clinical depression hits, and it’s something you have been battling, you don’t consider yourself worthy of praise no matter what good you have done in this world. What she needs, no online message could give her. She could have every person in the world post a touching message to her and it would help in the long run. She just needs to keep believing. No one knows what that belief is but deep down inside she does, and it’s what has kept her going and what will keep her going no matter how hard it gets at times.
      -M.A.

    2. Don Vaillancourt says:

      This is so touching. As a huge fan of both Sinead and Fiona I want to say THANK YOU both for showing your vulnerabilities regarding mental health issues. As a struggling musician, mostly struggling with coping with day to day life, bipolar, and literally being abandoned by everyone in my life, I have often found solace in your music…again, thank you for providing a remedy that could never be captured in a capsule. xoxox

    3. Fiona I love you so much for that. Thank you. Sinead x wanna have fun some time? Thrift shopping n such?

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