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Sinead O’Connor (now Magda Davitt) announces U.S. shows


Sinead O’Connor, who has struggled with mental health issues, appeared on Dr. Phil last year to talk about being a survivor of physical and sexual abuse as a child, her struggles with depression and suicide attempts. On that episode she told Dr. Phil that she was changing her name to Magda Davitt to be “free of parental curses,” adding “Sinead O’Connor is gone. That person is gone.” You can watch a couple clips from that episode below.

She also changed the name of her Facebook account to Magda Davitt, though that account seems to have been taken down. reported back in September that she had entered a treatment center recommended by Dr. Phil but later criticized the facility, saying they didn’t properly monitor suicidal patients:

O’Connor, or Davitt, declined to identify the center in a video posted to Facebook on Monday morning, which has since been deleted, but said the staff there does not properly monitor suicidal patients. She praised Dr. Phil, but not his recommendation of the center.

“He’s a good doctor and a great therapist, an angelic heart,” she said. “Dr. Phil you’re being fooled by the center you’re sending people to which you’re telling us is the best center on Earth.”

Later on Monday, O’Connor posted a follow-up message that Dr. Phil “has trumped and is an arch angel of the first degree” and that he “came through.”

Things have been mostly quiet from her camp since then, but she did appear at Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan’s 60th Birthday concert back in January (watch video below), and she’s announced two Northeastern US shows where she’s billed as “Sinead O’Conor aka Magda Davitt”: Portsmouth, NH’s The Music Hall on April 24 (tickets) and Northampton, MA’s Academy of Music on April 25 (tickets). Those are the only dates we’ve seen so far, though a press release says she is “slated to begin touring in the summer of 2018.”

Sinead/Madga’s most recent album was 2014’s I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss.

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