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Sinead reveals reason for cancelling tour

O'Connor: "I have been up all day and night every day and night since I found out my child is suffering" (AP)
O'Connor: "I have been up all day and night every day and night since I found out my child is suffering" (AP)

Singer Sinead O'Connor has revealed the reason she was forced to cancel her remaining summer dates - her son has been suffering from a “life-threatening medical condition” for the past five months.

O'Connor, who has three sons and one daughter, revealed on her children is suffering with a serious condition that has been ongoing since March of this year.

In a statement regarding the cancelled dates, her agent explained: "Sinead O'Connor apologises profusely to her fans but she cannot travel this summer anymore. She is suffering from exhaustion due to an existing not resolved medical situation and she has been advised by the doctor to stop any activity and rest. Because of this she is completely unable to travel and to perform."

She revealed the real reason for not being able to commit to the events. 

In a Facebook post she wrote: "My child has been suffering with a life-threatening medical condition since early March 2015. 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.

"Needless to say, this has been and remains a severe family crisis. Like any mother, I have been up all day and night every day and night since I found out my child is suffering.

"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.”

She added: "I am so worried about my child and about how we go forward as a family when my child's condition means I have to cease touring for the foreseeable future.

"I have been instructed by my child's doctor not to work until my child has fully recovered."