Sinéad O'Connor hospitalised after son's death, suicidal tweets

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Sinéad O'Connor has been hospitalised, CNN reports, one week after her 17-year-old son Shane's death.

The news comes after the singer shared worrying posts on an unverified Twitter account linked to her official account, which read in part: "I've decided to follow my son. There is no point living without him. Everything I touch, I ruin. I only stayed for him. And now he's gone."

Following the suicidal tweets she apologised to fans and said she would be seeking medical attention.

"I'm sorry. I shouldn't have said that. I am with cops now on way to hospital. I'm sorry I upset everyone," she said. "I am lost without my kid and I hate myself. Hospital will help a while. But I'm going to find Shane. This is just a delay."

Shane was found dead two days after he'd gone missing, Channel24 previously reported. He died by apparent suicide, police said.

If you or someone you know needs help, The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) can be reached at: 0800 21 22 23 or 0800 456 789 (24 hours, 7 days a week). 

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