Sinead O’Connor decided to quit Twitter after she said she was “getting too much abuse”.
Sinead O’Connor, 44, follows the decision of Ashton Kutcher, who despite his 8.2 million followers, closed his account after tweeting his support for ousted US college football coach Joe Paterno, embroiled in a sex abuse scandal.
The singer blamed fans for taking her controversial sex stories “too seriously”, but credited the experience as “very interesting’.
Sinead O’Connor said: “I’ve stopped Twitter now because, although it was fun for a while, I had to stop because I was getting too much abuse.”
She also told V Magazine at the 2011 Inspiration Gala for amFAR that the social networking site was becoming an “addiction”.
The singer said: “Some people just take things so seriously, and things I was being funny about they would take terribly seriously.
“Plus, it’s a bit of an addiction; you got to stop it at some point and get on with living.”
Sinead O’Connor decided to quit Twitter after she said she was “getting too much abuse”
After splitting from third husband Steve Cooney in March, Sinead O’Connor tweeted about her search for a new love interest.
Sinead O’Connor said she was “desperate for s**”.
She wrote: “Must announce boyfriend search very much still on.
“If any1 wants a suicidal tourettes ridden fat ugly lunatic with a big fat flappy *****.”
Sinead O’Connor has since claimed that writing these articles was an interesting experience and: “I got the feeling that it was 50/50.
“Half the country was amused because it was funny, and they other half were very serious and just took it terrible seriously.
“So there was a fair bit of abuse and I thought, wait, it’s actually okay for me to be me, we can all be whoever we are.”
It also inspired her to write a new song for the record and change the title to How About I Be Me, And You Be You.
Sinead O’Connor also sparked fears in September after tweeting about her urge to commit suicide.
She later defended her outbursts, saying: “There is no shame in feeling suicidal. Nor in anyone knowing that wave passes over you sometimes.
“No one should be judged badly for however it is they choose to make their cry of help.”
Sinead O’Connor has openly written about her nonexistent intimate life in a bizarre online blog.
In a blog post entitled, “Is Sinead About To H**p Her Truck?”, Sinead O’Connor, 44, bemoans her lack of s** life, writing:
“I am in the peak of my se***l prime and way too lovely to be living like a nun. and it’s VERY depressing.”
Sinead O’Connor also claimed the man who runs her site would urge her to “take a cold shower” before revealing intimate details, but “I will of course ignore him.”
Sinead O’Connor has openly written about her nonexistent intimate life in a bizarre online blog. (Wire Image)
The outrageous title of her blog post was taken from a news article Sinead O’Connor said she read about a woman who “married and regularly h***s her truck.”
The Irish star wrote: “I’m beginning to understand her head space”- claiming she is so “desperate for s**”.
Then, Sinead O’Connor continued: “My s**t-uation se***lly/affectionately speaking is so dire that inanimate objects are starting to look good as are inappropriate and/or unavailable men and/or inappropriate and/or unavailable fruits and vegetables.”
“Needless to say what I do for a living makes it hard for me to find men that only want me cuz they like my (legendary) a**e.”
The Irish singer then joked about joining a dating service, requesting no-one younger than 44, no one named Brian or Nigel and stating they “Must be blind enough to think I’m gorgeous.”
The rambling revelations are particularly unusual as Sinead O’Connor came out as a lesbian in 2000, but is writing about her search for a man.
Before she signed off, Sinead O’Connor wrote: “I must end now as I have a hot date with a banana.”
Four days later, Sinead blogged again that she had found a man, saying: “Search called off for now. Suitable man found.
“Filled by an extremely sweet, kind, very respectful, considerate but absolutely FILTHY minded, un-inhibited RUDE s** maniac named John. and no.. I don’t mean John Waters.”
John Waters is her ex-partner and father to her daughter Brigidine.
However she then discovered said John had a pregnant girlfriend and has since reopened the campaign.
Sinead O’Connor has been married three times and has four children.