Irish singer Sinead O’connor quits Twitter

November 13th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Nov 13 (IANS) Irish singer Sinead O’connor has quit Twitter after being abused by her followers on the microblogging site.

“I’ve stopped Twitter now because, although it was fun for a while, I had to stop because I was getting too much abuse. Some people just take things so seriously, and things I was being funny about they would take terribly seriously,” quoted the 44-year-old as saying.

“Plus, it’s a bit of an addiction; you got to stop it at some point and get on with living,” she added.

In September this year, “Nothing Compares 2 U” hitmaker posted a message which suggested that she was feeling suicidal. She later assured fans she had no plans to take her own life and wrote an open letter discouraging suicide.

Earlier this week, actor Ashton Kutcher closed his Twitter account after receiving outrage over his post in defence of fired college football coach Joe Paterno.

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