Sinead O'Connor is safe after a disturbing message claiming she had taken an overdose was posted on her Facebook account.

"The last two nights finished me off," the post said. "I have taken an overdose. There is no other way to get respect. I am not at home, I'm at a hotel, somewhere in Ireland, under another name."

The post, which appears to be written emotionally, is difficult to understand at times. It blames family members by name for "appalling cruelty."

While Irish police told CBC's Zulekha Nathoo that they "do not comment on named individuals," Sgt. Alan Frawley from the police press office said the situation is no longer an issue.

Media reports in Ireland suggest O'Connor, 48, is getting medical attention.

The Irish singer-songwriter, who rose to fame in 1990 with the smash hit Nothing Compares 2 U and the album I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got, has four children and one grandchild. 

"If I wasn't posting this, my kids and family wouldn't even find out."

In recent years, she has spoken out about getting treatment for depression and ongoing mental health problems.

O'Connor cancelled her entire summer tour in July, including headlining festivals in Edmonton, Regina and Winnipeg. A statement released by her agent pointed to medical reasons.

The post, a possible public cry for help, was quickly shared on social media.  Many readers commented they had alerted police.

"My children don't care if I live r [sic] die anyway. Neither do their dads," said the message. "Everyone is better off. Never ever do this to a woman again. Let this be your lesson."

Disturbing post on Sinead O'Connor's Facebook page

This troubling Nov. 29 post on Facebook includes a rant describing a purported overdose, blaming family and loneliness. (Facebook)