Sinead O’Connor: The singer described his son Shane as an “extremely special character”
SINEAD O’Connor described his son Shane, who passed away this week, as an extremely special character who most resembled him among his children.
Hane, who was born in 2004, was the second youngest of SinÃ©ad’s four children. Writing in her autobiography, Memories, she explained how special Shane was.
“I remain very attached to the father of the child, DÃ³nal Lunny, although we are not close,” she wrote.
âThings have gotten very difficult for Shane and for me. Shane is an extremely special character, very, very psychic and very, very spiritualized.
âWhen he was three, he once asked me, ‘Did you have an earthquake when I was in your belly?’ At first I said no because I forgot I had been. When it was in my belly for two weeks I didn’t even know I was pregnant, I was on vacation in Malta and there was an earthquake.
“I never thought about it again, never mentioned it. I never told the child; I don’t even think I told anyone else. Yet this three year old could tell me I was actually in an earthquake, and I don’t know how he found out. “
She said that another time, while he was in the bath, he asked her if she had ever met God.
“And I said, well, maybe I did, some kind of magical thing happened to me, and maybe I met God in a certain way. You meet God.” , he told me. “You have to make your dreams come true”.
She said Shane was brimming with intelligence.
âShane was assessed at the age of eight and declared a genius. I was told he had the learning ability, vocabulary and mathematical reasoning of a 16-year-old. He began studying. science at a college with adults in Dublin., but he didn’t like going there, so it didn’t last long. “
She said he reminded her of Clint Eastwood.
âHe could get all kinds of trouble himself, but because he’s so calm, so sweet, and so charming, he manages to get through things without it affecting him terribly, and I admire him for it.
“Shane is not a square peg to hammer into a round hole.
“He’s the kid who looks the most like me, I think, and by nature – although he is of course the version of me with logic and reason.”
If you have been affected by the issues raised in this article, contact the Samaritans at 116 123; Pieta House at 1800 247 247 or text HELLO to 50808, a free 24/7 SMS support service for people going through a mental or emotional health crisis.
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