IRISH singer Sinéad O'Connor has been forced to cancel the remainder of her concerts for 2015 to care for her son who is suffering from a "life-threatening" illness.
O’Connor, 48, took to Facebook to inform her fans that she would be taking the remainder of the year off to look after her son.
“My child has been suffering with a life-threatening medical condition since early March 2015,” she said.
“It is the type of condition my child will definitely survive, if correct care is taken and is supervised by myself.
"Otherwise there is no guarantee. That is the plain truth.”
It had previously been announced that her summer gigs had been cancelled due to exhaustion – but O’Connor explained the situation further in her extensive statement on her official Facebook page.
She also revealed how her son's illness has taken its toll on her since she found out about it.
“Like any mother, I have been up all day and night every day and night since I found out my child is suffering,” she said.
“Studying and learning all I can so that I might help not only the suffering child, but those of my other children who are naturally affected by the situation.”
The Nothing Compares 2 U singer is mother to four children – Jake Reynolds, Róisín Waters, Shane Lunny and Yeshua Bonadio.
She did not specify which of her three sons is suffering from the life-threatening illness.
O’Connor’s eldest child, 28-year-old Jake, recently welcomed a baby son – O’Connor’s first grandchild.