Singer Fiona Apple has sent a message of support to embattled artist Sinead O’Connor.

Earlier this week, O’Connor posted an emotional video in which she detailed her struggles with depression and mental illness.


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“I am now living in a motel in New Jersey. I’m all by myself,” she said. “Mental illness, it’s like drugs, it doesn’t [care] who you are, and equally what’s worse, the stigma doesn’t care who you are.”

Apple reached to O’Connor via a video posted to her YouTube channel.

“I want you to know that you are my hero,” the visibly shaken singer said. “I just saw the video of you and I don’t want you to feel like that. I don’t want you to feel like that. You’ve given so much. And I wish I could be there. I wish I could be of some use to you. I’m your friend — that’s all I want to say — and you’re my hero.”

Watch Fiona’s full message below.

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