Sinead O'Connor says her short marriage to Barry Herridge is over for good and she blames negative press reports for causing the breakup and for also making her psychologically "very ill."
In a posting on her personal blog, the Nothing Compares 2 U singer writes: "Certain sections of our media are pure evil. These people, along with others caused enormous damage deliberately and maliciously to my innocent flower of a husband, purely because he was with me."
O'Connor, 45, married Herridge last month in a drive-thru wedding in Las Vegas, but announced two weeks later they were splitting up. A few days later she said they had reconciled. Now, she singles out a certain media outlet for making her breakup inevitable. "The behaviour of one particular paper resulted in very serious damage to my husband and myself personally and consequently made the marriage untenable so that it is now over and I hope the media will kindly leave the poor man alone to get on with his life."
The Irish singer goes on to say that the whole experience also soured the possibility for future relationships. "I will never again associate myself romantically with anyone as I could not bear to see these things done again to someone I love."
O'Connor -- who took to Twitter earlier this week to issue an urgent plea for psychiatric help -- also blamed herself for her husband's problems, which she said also triggered her own mental difficulties. "And so his association with me became something very bad for his life. And slowly since we were married I became very ill as result of what was done to my husband and I was unable to cope. And became depressed..." She said that she had since received appropriate psychiatric help and thanked her Twitter followers for their support.
O'Connor -- a prolific tweeter and blogger -- also lashes out an unnamed paper that encouraged her to "just shut up and sing." She writes in her blog response: "Well guys.. I'm gonna be me. And if anyone doesn't like that they can seek therapy. Because I am wonderful. Exactly as I am."