As detailed by they, Sinead O’Connor declared on her Twitter page this end of the week that she will retire from “touring and from working in the record business,” clarifying that she has “gotten older” and that “a wise warrior knows when he or she should retreat.”
She says her upcoming album No Veteran Dies Alone, evidently scheduled for 2022, will be her last release and that there will be no more touring or promotional work. She likewise confirmed that this implies recently scheduled dates—previously set for 2020 yet then knock to this year and one year from now—won’t occur.
She added that she’s heartbroken if making a declaration like this on Twitter is going to cause problems for booking agents and promoters, however chipping away at her new memoir Rememberings convinced her that she’s her “own boss” and that she no longer needs to look out for “permission from the men.” (She also noted that she’d “had a few whiskeys.”)
This news comes half a month after O’Connor raised new abuse allegations against Prince, who stated “Nothing Compares 2 U” (which became O’Connor’s biggest hit). She says she was “terrorized” by him and has referenced a type of savage experience previously, proceeding to clarify an experience in which he hit her with “something hard” in a pillowcase and afterward “stalked her with his car” when she in the end ran off.
Those allegations really came up while O’Connor was promoting Rememberings, during which she likewise discussed how being a pop star is “almost like being in a type of prison.” That was regarding her choice to destroy a photograph of Pope John Paul II on SNL, yet it additionally seems like writing and then promoting this book was a cathartic experience that persuaded her she didn’t have to deal certain things any longer.