Sinead O'Connor has apologised for race comments she made following her conversion to Islam last year (18).
The singer called white people "disgusting" in a divisive Twitter rant in October (18) as she announced she had adopted the name Shuhada' Davitt, and added she didn't want to spend any more time with Caucasians.
She tweeted: "I'm terribly sorry. What I'm about to say is something so racist I never thought my soul could ever feel it. But truly I never wanna spend time with white people again (if that's what non-muslims are called). Not for one moment, for any reason. They are disgusting."
Returning to Twitter on Sunday (08Sep19), the 52-year-old Nothing Compares 2 U singer raved about her new faith, but confessed she went too far with her conversion message, telling fans she was "angry and unwell" when she made the "racist" remarks.
She added, "They were not true at the time and are not true now. I was triggered as a result of islamophobia dumped on me. I apologise for hurt caused. That was one of many crazy tweets lord knows."
During a recent appearance on Ireland's The Late Late Show, Sinead opened up further about her conversion to Islam, adding, "I never thought I'd join another religion. I left Islam till last as I had so much prejudice about Islam, you know. I read chapter two of the Qu’ran and I realised I'm home, and that I've been a Muslim all my life. There's a way of thinking.
"You can be a Muslim without actually being a Muslim as it's a headset (mindset). A Muslim is someone who believes nothing should be worshipped except God. In the same way I would have embraced Christianity, there's things I like and things I don't like; things I identify with and things I don't."