Sinead O’Connor has declared her retirement from recording music as well as touring. Sinead, 54, shared a series of tweets on Friday explaining her departure & revealing her forthcoming album, “No Veteran Dies Alone,” will be her final. “This is to declare my retirement from touring as well as from working in the record business. I have gotten older and I am tired,” wrote Sinead. “So it is high time for me to drape up my nipple tassels, having truly given my all. NVDA in 2022 will be my last one. And there will be no more touring or any promo.”
Sinead Continued that her leaving was not “sad news,” but “it is a beautiful news. A wise warrior grasps when she or he should retreat: #MeTime.” She continued: “It’s been a forty year journey. Time to put the feet up and make other dreams come true. Apologies if any upset caused to booking agents or promoters or managers due to my tweeting about my retirement,” she wrote. “I suppose the book made me realise I am my own boss. I did not want to wait for approval from the men, as to when I could announce it. Also, I would had a few whiskeys.”
Sinead later received criticism in 1992 when she tore a photo of Pope John Paul II on “Saturday Night Live.” The action was done to protest abuse in the Catholic Church. During the play, she said to the audience to “fight the real enemy.”
In her memoir, she said that she has pelted with “a load of eggs” outside 30 Rockefeller Center following her “Saturday Night Live” appearance. “Outside 30 Rock, two young men are waiting for me and they throw a load of eggs at us both,” O’Connor wrote in an excerpt published by Rolling Stone. “But what they don’t know is myself and Ciara are able to run a hundred meters in 11.3 seconds.” She also recalled when she had an affair with a 47-year-old married minister when she was a teenager in the memoir.