- Sinéad O’Connor is releasing a memoir titled “Rememberings” on June 1.
- The Independent reported that O’Connor said she once had an affair with a minister in London.
- O’Connor revealed this month that she didn’t regret ripping a photo of the Pope on “SNL” in 1992.
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Sinéad O’Connor said she once had an affair with a married minister.
O’Connor made the remarks in her upcoming memoir, “Rememberings,” which will explore the Irish singer’s difficult childhood, activism, and music career. According to The Independent, O’Connor said she had an affair with a 47-year-old minister of a London Baptist church when she was 18.
“We had somewhat of an affair,” O’Connor, 54, wrote. “The minister had convinced me (since I was young and an idiot) that his wife didn’t understand him. I was his true love and all that stuff.”
“After a while I realised I was being duped for the shtup. Sitting by myself until our weekly hour-long visit, not going out with anyone else, I was like Whitney bloomin’ Houston, saving all my love, like a total moron,” she added.
O’Connor said she stopped her relationship with the minister after getting into a car accident, The Independent reported.
When O’Connor called the minister, he reportedly wouldn’t help her because he didn’t want them to be seen together.
Insider had reached out to O’Connor’s representatives for comment but did not hear back in time for publication.
O’Connor became an international sensation in the early 1990s when she released her breakout song, “Nothing Compares 2 U,” originally recorded by Prince.
She was embroiled in controversy in 1992 when she ripped up a photo of Pope John Paul II on “Saturday Night Live.”
The action was done to protest abuse in the Catholic Church. During the performance, she told the audience to “fight the real enemy.”
In a May 2021 interview with The New York Times, O’Connor said that experience was both “brilliant” and “traumatizing.”
“It was open season on treating me like a crazy b—-,” she told the publication. She announced in 2018 that she converted to Islam and changed her name to Shuhada’ Davitt.