Sinead O'Connor admitted to hospital just days after teenage son's tragic death

By Vicki Newman & Siobhan Macdonald

Sinead O'Connor has been admitted to hospital today in the wake of her son's tragic death.

The Nothing Compares 2U singer has been updating her fans on social media as she deals with the grief of losing the son she had such a special bond with.

Shane was one of sinead's four kids and was just 17 years old when he tragically took his own life.

Shane was one of Sinead's four children (The Mirror)

The Mirror reported the star has been admitted to hospital after Shane was found dead on January 7, following a period of going missing.

Sinead, 55, posted on Twitter on Thursday night that she felt "Shane’s death was no one's fault but my own", as she told her followers she was in hospital after considering also ending her life.

Her tweet last night read: "I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have said that. I am with cops now on way to hospital. I’m sorry I upset everyone. 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"

It comes after Sinead told how Shane had planned his own funeral a month before taking his own life.

She had attacked the mental health authorities who had been charged with looking after him, before apologising and taking back her comments.

Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor's son Shane has died aged 17 (Andrew Chin/Getty Images)

Sinead, who changed her name to Shuhada Davitt in 2018, told earlier this month how her son had tragically taken his own life after a struggle with his mental health.

She tweeted on Saturday: "My beautiful son, Nevi’im Nesta Ali Shane O’Connor, the very light of my life, decided to end his earthly struggle today and is now with God.

"May he rest in peace and may no one follow his example. My baby. I love you so much. Please be at peace."

He had been missing since the Thursday before and police had launched an appeal to help find him.

Sinéad shared a string of heartbreaking tweets after her son Shane went missing from hospital (1989 Ron Galella, Ltd/Getty)

Earlier this week, Sinead shared details of her son's funeral, explaining she will follow his requests.

She said Shane will, as he requested, have a Hindu ceremony with only her and his father, Donal Lunny, in attendance.

She explained: "Fyi. Shane was Hindu. So the funeral will be just his mother and father. This was also the wish Shane expressed in his suicide notes."

She also told fans where they could send flowers or other items in tribute to her son if they so wished.

She tweeted: "If you’re going to send anything to the mortuary at Loughlinstown hospital pls send flowers or Hindu objects. Shane O’Connor."

She added: "Alternatively flowers or Hindu objects can be sent to Newlands Cross crematorium. I believe the ceremony is to be on Thursday."

If you're struggling and need to talk, the Samaritans operate a free helpline open 24/7 on 116 123. Alternatively, you can email jo@samaritans.org or visit their site to find your local branch.

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