- 13 Sep 17
The troubled troubadour has revealed how she believes recording new music would do her a world of good...
During the TV interview, Dr Phil showed her a text message he had received from top music producer David Foster who described the Irish singer as a "major talent" and said he would love to record new material with her.
Sinead gasped in shock at the exciting news and told how she felt like "Cinderella" because David Foster, the man who discovered Celine Dion and signed The Corrs to their first major record deal, wanted to go into the studio with her.
"Writing would do me so much good, to start making some bloody music!" she told Dr Phil.
Sinead wore her heart on her sleeve during the emotional interview on US TV yesterday. During the heartbreaking chat with Dr Phil, the Irish musician candidly opened up about the abuse she suffered as a child at the hands of her mother, whom she said "had the smell of evil about her".
But despite the abuse suffered at the hands of her mother, Sinead told how she deeply misses her.
"I really ache for her (my mother) and I think that's part of where my suicidal instinct comes from is that I want my mother. But I cannot wait (for) the day that I naturally get to Heaven so I can see my mother again," she revealed.
Sinead also opened up about several suicide attempts and discussed the nightmare of enduring a hysterectomy.
She believes a hysterectomy operation she underwent about two years ago "kicked off" her recent downward spiral.
She also added that her mental health at the time had deteriorated because of the fact that she didn't have regular contact with one of her children.
The 50-year-old singer explained, "What kicked all of this off really was, I had a radical hysterectomy in Ireland two years ago and I lost my mind after that.
"And that's what I think happened with my family, and we have to give my family credit. They're not here to speak for themselves so I don't want to disrespect them, but the fact is, they didn't know who the hell I was.
"I was told to leave the hospital two days after the surgery with Tylenol and no hormone replacement and no guidance as to what might happen to me. I was flung into surgical menopause. Hormones were everywhere. I became very suicidal. I was a basket case. After the hysterectomy, I was mental."
Reflecting on her controversial TV appearance in which she ripped up a photo of the Pope back in 1992, she said: "We in Ireland knew about 10 years before you all did about child abuse within the Catholic Church and we had evidence. That photo itself had been on my mother's bedroom wall all my life. I was genuinely very angry with what the Church was doing. I risked my career and everything."
And explaining why she shaves her head, she gave this reason: "When we were children, my sister had the most glorious red hair," the singer recalled, "like that gorgeous woman on that show Mad Men (Christina Hendricks) ...
"But my mother took it into her head that my sister's hair was ugly and horrible and disgusting. When I had long hair, she would introduce us as her pretty daughter and her ugly daughter. And that's why I chopped my hair off. I didn't want to be pretty. And it was dangerous to be pretty, too, because I kept getting raped and molested everywhere I went."