As reported billboard, Classifieds Sinead O’Connor on her Twitter page this weekend that she would retire from “touring and working in the record business,” explaining that she was “outdated” and that “a wise warrior knows when to step down.” She says her upcoming album No veteran dies alone, apparently scheduled for 2022, will be its latest edition and that there will be no more touring or promotional work. She also confirmed that this means that previously planned dates – pre-set for 2020 but then facing this and next year – will not happen. She added that she regretted that posting such a message on Twitter would create problems for booking agents and promoters, but was working on her new memoir. Memories he convinced her that she was her “own boss” and that she no longer wanted to wait for “permission from the men.” (She also noted that she “drank a few whiskeys.”)
This news comes a few weeks after O’Connor filed new charges of abuse against Prince, who wrote “Nothing Compares 2 U” (which became O’Connor’s biggest hit). She says she was “terrorized” by him and has mentioned some cruel encounters in the past, continuing to explain a encounter in which he hit her with “something hard” in a pillowcase and then “chased her with his car. “When she eventually escaped. These allegations actually surfaced while O’Connor was promoting Memories, during which she also talks about how to be a pop star is “almost like being in prison.” This was in connection with her decision to tear a photo of Pope John Paul II SNL, but it also seems that writing and promoting this book is a cathartic experience, which convinces her that she no longer needs to deal with certain things.