On Friday (Dec. 4), she posted, "I will rise, and I will return; the Phoenix from the flame. I have learned," and pinned the message to the top of the page, along with the music video for "Troy," the song which contains those lyrics, her first single from her 1987 debut album, The Lions and the Cobra.
The status has been shared more than 600 times and was met with more than 1200 messages so far.
O'Connor responded to some of them.
Manny Mendoza wrote, "You need to breathe and focus please please don't hurt yourself know that you're loved," to which O'Connor? responded: "Ha! Breath and focus! That's for hippies. Or people doing their driving tests. Not for those recovering from nervous breakdowns. Hospital is the cure for that. Am happy here in hospital receiving the tender care of educated professionals. But thanks."
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?Later she wrote: "I actually got a letter from Sarah Ferguson years ago, in reply to my congratulating her in writing for being the first woman in the history of the British monarchy to say 'You know what? F--- this. I deserve better."'
Just before the "Troy" lyric status, she posted a meme containing the words "Beneath every strong, independent woman lies a broken little girl who had to learn to get back up & to never depend on anyone."
Earlier status updates lashing out at family members and talking about her depression and overdose have been deleted, but past other ones remain, including, strangely, this one from Nov. 28: "I need a total C--- of a family lawyer. If you are one, or know one, based in Dublin.. can you contact me as matter of utmost urgency please at email@example.com."