Quirky singer Sinead O’Connor
has revealed she “sneaks” into her garden to smoke marijuana.
The 45-year-old said her children do not know she enjoys smoking dope because she does so in secret.
Sinead, who lives in Bray, Co Wicklow, has four children — Jake (24), Roisin (15), seven-year-old Shane and Yeshua, aged five.
“Oh, the kids don’t know I smoke dope!” the musician said. “I just sneak down the garden.” Sinead also said she turned a blind eye to her son Jake smoking dope as a teen. “With the older one and his mates, yeah, they were smoking dope but they were 18, 19,” she said.
“And I was more worried they’d be out getting arrested. Which has happened. I just said, ‘I’m going to pretend I didn’t see it and just go down the garden and don’t get arrested’.” However, Sinead said she would not permit her kids smoking dope now that she is older.
“With teenagers, you can lose them like that, down a tunnel,” she added. Sinead also said she has an agreement with Roisin that “the first few times she drinks, she’ll do it at home” — so her reaction can be assessed. The singer said Roisin will do this “so she knows whether she’s the type who’s going to have her knickers round her ankles after a bottle of vodka walking down the high street”.
Allow me to beat Frank
Sinead O’Connor has told how she once thought she might have to beat up Frank Sinatra
. Sinatra said he would “kick her ass” in 1990 after she refused to play a gig if the US national anthem was played.
lSinatra was staying at the same hotel, and Sinead said: “I was imagining this scenario where I was going to get in the lift and have to kick the s**t out of Frank Sinatra.”