Sinead O’Connor tells Prince Harry Diana would be proud of his documentary
Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, 54, has revealed that she identifies with Prince Harry's grief over the death of his mother Princess Diana in a car crash in 1997 when he was just 12.
The Nothing Compares 2 U singer lost her own mum in similar circumstances when she was eighteen.
Writing in Ireland's Sunday Independent newspaper, Sinéad said:
"As someone who has trauma-related mental health struggles, I wanted to let you know how bowled over I am by your Apple TV series. You're slammin' it, to use a musical term. You just keep shining on through."
The Me You Can't See saw Prince Harry, 36, reunite with Oprah Winfrey, 67, to guide open conversations regarding mental health, featuring stories from all over the globe.
"I'm writing this because you and I have something in common Harry. I also lost my mother in a car crash… I do know something of the grief you've been brave enough to share in the public arena," Sinead wrote.
"It's a shock that takes years to come out of, when someone dies so violently and suddenly. It's a lifetime's recovery," she continued.
The outspoken Irish singer demonstrated how grateful she was that the Duke of Sussex discussed his grief so openly.
"I really identified with you when you shared the rage and anger you felt at the time of your mother's passing. I was the same. I'm sure we all were, any of us who ever lost someone in that sudden way.
"Transcending that grief as you've done by sharing it, cuts through a lot of garbage. And a lot of us appreciate what you're doing," Sinéad said.
Ending the letter on a poignant note, Sinéad told Prince Harry that his late mother would be very proud of him.
"When so many of us see the work you're doing for people who experience mental health struggles, we see you stomping on stigma. And we're all delighted for you.
"Most importantly, we know how proud your mama is of the incredible young man you are."
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