Sinéad O’Connor has confirmed her retirement from touring and announced that her upcoming record will be her last.
The 54-year-old performer revealed details of her 11th studio album, No Veteran Dies Alone, earlier this week and it is due to be released in 2022.
On Friday night, she posted to her 83,000 Twitter followers that she would no longer be touring and that her recording career would end with the new album.
"I've gotten older and I'm tired," she wrote. "So it's time for me to hang up my nipple tassels, having truly given my all."
In follow-up tweets, she added: "It's not sad news. It's staggeringly beautiful news. A wise warrior knows when he or she should retreat.
"It's been a forty year journey. Time to put the feet up and make other dreams come true."
O'Connor said her decision partially came about amid a period of reflection brought about while putting together her memoir Rememberings, which was released earlier this week.
She wrote: "I guess the book made me realise I'm my own boss.
"I didn't wanna wait for permission from the men, as to when I could announce it."
O'Connor's music career began in the 1980s, with her 1987 debut album The Lion and the Cobra nominated for a Grammy Award.
She achieved international success with her biggest hit and still her most recognisable track — a cover of the Prince song Nothing Compares 2 U.
The star has announced her retirement on several occasions in the past, including in 2003 when she wrote on her website: "I seek no longer to be a 'famous' person, and instead I wish to live a 'normal' life, could people please afford me my privacy."
She converted to Islam in 2018 and changed her legal name to Shuhada' Sadaqat.
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