Sinead O'Connor opens up about the torture chamber she ran from and the horror she survived

Sinead O'Connor has spoken at lengths about the lack of support at home. In fact, the singer has run away from her sons and her country, Ireland, several times because she couldn't find a shoulder to cry on while she had to endure some of the darkest times in her life. Just last month, she was living alone at a Travelodge in New Jersey and had a mental breakdown of sorts. She said in an emotional video that she felt really alone while battling depression. But perhaps O'Connor has been dealing with this state of loneliness and seclusion right from a young age.

The Nothing Compares 2 U singer recently spoke about her childhood, a phase in her life that's shaded with physical and sexual abuse. O'Connor's childhood wasn't like most kids'; she lived in a house that was unsafe. During her recent appearance on Dr. Phil, she said her mother was abusive and took delight in hurting her. "She ran a torture chamber. It was a torture chamber. She was a person who took delight and smile in hurting you," she told the celebrity psychologist.

Sinead O'Connor is one of the icons of the music industry. Source: Facebook