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Sinéad O’Connor announces retirement from music

Iconic Irish singer-songwriter Sinéad O’Connor has announced her decision to retire from the world of music.

O’Connor, 54, rose to fame in the 1980s following the release of her critically acclaimed debut album The Lion and the Cobra. With the quick surge in popularity, O’Connor then became an international phenomenon in 1990 when she released the now legendary cover of Prince song ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’.

Now though, the life of a touring musician is over for O’Connor. Taking to social media to confirm the news, the musician wrote on Twitter: “This is to announce my retirement from touring and from working in the record business. I’ve gotten older and I’m tired.”

Adding: “NVDA in 2022 will be my last release. And there’ll be no more touring or promo. This is not sad news. It’s staggeringly beautiful news. A warrior knows when he or she should retreat. It’s been a forty year journey. Time to put the feet up and make other dreams come true.”

As her supporters reacted to the news, O’Connor returned to the social media platform to provide the update: “Apologies if any upset caused to booking agents or promoters or managers due to my tweeting about my retirement.”

Adding: “I guess the book made me realise I’m my own boss. I didn’t wanna wait for permission from the men, as to when I could announce it.”

See the confirmation, below.

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