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Purple pain Sinead O'Connor reveals Prince tried to beat her up in bizarre fight

Prince summoned her to his macabre Hollywood mansion, chastised her for swearing in interviews, harangued his butler to serve her soup though she repeatedly refused it, and sweetly suggested a pillow fight, only to thump her with something hard he’d slipped into his pillowcase"

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Sinead has called for the pair to be arrested

Sinead has called for the pair to be arrested

Sinead has called for the pair to be arrested

Sinead O’Connor has told how she was attacked by the late superstar Prince and ended up in a bizarre fight in his mansion.

The Irish singer reveals in her new autobiography Rememberings that it happened after she released her 1990 hit Nothing Compares 2 U which he wrote.

The New York Times interviewed the Dublin star about the book and she told how she had to flee his home when he turned violent.

“Prince summoned her to his macabre Hollywood mansion, chastised her for swearing in interviews, harangued his butler to serve her soup though she repeatedly refused it, and sweetly suggested a pillow fight, only to thump her with something hard he’d slipped into his pillowcase,” the newspaper revealed.

“When she escaped on foot in the middle of the night, she writes, he stalked her with his car, leapt out and chased her around the highway.”

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O’Connor told the Times: “You’ve got to be crazy to be a musician, but there’s a difference between being crazy and being a violent abuser of women.”

And she said of the hit song which reached No.1 all over the world: “As far as I’m concerned, it’s my song.”

The 54-year-old popstar has hinted in the past that the Purple Rain singer, who died in 2016 aged 57, had turned violent.

She told a British newspaper in 2007: “He invited me to his house in Los Angeles and started to give out to me for swearing in interviews.

“When I told him to go f--k himself he got very upset and became quite threatening, physically. I ended up having to escape.”

She later added: “He can pack a punch. A few blows were exchanged. All I could do was spit. I spat on him quite a bit.”

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O’Connor denies in Rememberings that she had a fling with Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Kiedis as he claimed, but confirms she did have one with Peter Gabriel.

“To discover the profane term she assigns to their affair, you’ll have to read it,” the Times says.

O’Connor began writing the memoir in 2015 and later finished it after “a total breakdown” following a hysterectomy.

She received years of mental-health care and had been diagnosed with complex post-traumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder.

She calls the backlash to her infamous Saturday Night Live performance, during which she tore a photo of Pope John Paul II, traumatic.

“I’m not sorry I did it. It was brilliant,” she said of her protest against abuse in the Catholic Church.

“But it was very traumatising. It was open season on treating me like a crazy bitch.”

O’Connor says in the book she felt freed: “I could just be me. Do what I love. Be imperfect. Be mad, even.

“I’m not a pop star. I’m just a troubled soul who needs to scream into mikes now and then.”

She sees the backlash as having pushed her away from the wrong life, in mainstream pop, and forced her to make a living performing live, which is where she feels most comfortable.

O’Connor spent six years in and out of mental health facilities and partly dedicates the book to the staff and patients at St. Patrick’s University Hospital, Dublin.

O’Connor said she is busy finishing an album, No Veteran Dies Alone, for later in 2021.

She recorded the album — her first in seven years — with Irish electronic producer David Holmes, known for scoring Killing Eve and multiple Steven Soderbergh films.

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