After depression, illness, numerous scandals and years of condemnation from the Pope and the Catholic church, Sinéad O'Connor changed her name and religion.

Shuhada' Davitt,
Whatever makes her happy: Sinéad O'Connor changed her name to Shuhada' Davitt.

(— October 28, 2018) — Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor, one of the most controversial music stars of today, has made a radical decision – she turned to Islam and took a new name – Shuhada.

“This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim. This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey. All scripture study leads to Islam. Which makes all other scriptures redundant. I will be given (another) new name. It will be Shuhada” the singer tweeted.

She also revealed that she will now use her new name on social networks, as well as that she has already received her first hijaab, but she does not want to share the photo where she wears one because this is something very personal.

Nevertheless, a few days later she started posting photos on a daily basis in which she wears a hijaab, saying she is very happy.

In 2015, Sinéad O’Connor attempted suicide by drug overdose, but doctors managed to rescue her. She wrote farewell letters on multiple occasions, and in 2016 she disappeared from the public spotlight, to be later found in an unstable mental state. 

“I am one of millions… People who suffer from mental illness are the most vulnerable people on earth, we can’t take care of ourselves, you’ve got to take care of us,” O’Connor said in the video. “My entire life is revolving around not dying, and that’s not living,” she said.

It is believed that famous singer suffers from bipolar disorder. In her posts on social networks and interviews, O’Connor complained of loneliness and severe strokes of depression.

After years of condemnation from the Pope and the Catholic church, in 1999 O’Connor become a nun at a secluded Catholic church. She tattooed the image of Jesus Christ with a heart on her chest. She became disillusioned with Catholicism in the wake of child abuse scandals in the church, describing the Vatican as a “nest of devils” in a 2011 newspaper article.

In 2017 Sinead changed her name to Magda Davitt. She said at the time that she wanted to be “free of the patriarchal slave names. Free of the parental curses,” The Guardian reports. O’Connor asked Pope Francis in an open letter to excommunicate her, in August this year. A few months later she turned to Islam taking a new name Shuhada’ Davitt.

The singer is preparing a new album called No Mud No Lotus, which, she says, won’t be out before October 2019.