Sinead O’Connor’s final interview was filmed only weeks before her sudden death at the age of 56.
In the Sky TV documentary titled ‘Nothing Compares,’ the singer opened up about her unmistakable buzzcut as well as her life beyond the controversial headlines.
Speaking about her relationship with music, the ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ singer said: “There was no therapy when I was growing up so the reason I got into music was therapy.”
Sinead continued: “It was such a shock for me to become a pop star, it’s not what I wanted. I just wanted to scream.”
She also opened up about how she was neglected and maltreated by her mother, including being forced to live outside the house ‘24/7 for a week or two.’
“I’d be screaming, begging her to let me in. I spent my entire childhood being beaten up because of the social conditions under which my mother grew up,” she expressed.
The mother-of-three also shared how she was initially sent to a religious order as an ‘unmanageable’ teen before someone discovered her music talent.
“They wanted me to grow my hair long, wear short skirts and high heels, make-up and the whole works,” she recalled.
“And write songs that wouldn’t challenge anything, but then I come from a country where there used to be riots in the streets over plays. That’s what art is for.”
Sinead’s first husband, John Reynold, explained where she got the inspiration to shave her head.
“Obviously she was having absolutely none of it. It’s a powerful statement for a woman because she says, ‘Don’t f**k with me,’” he said.
The documentary, which also discusses about some of Sinead’s controversial moments, will be aired on July 29.
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