Sinead O’Connor has announced that she will never perform her mega hit Nothing Compares 2 U again because she’s run out of the emotions necessary to sing the song.
In a Facebook post on Monday, the Irish singer explained, ‘The first principle of the manner in which I’m trained as a singer (Bel Canto) is we never sing a song we don’t emotionally identify with. After twenty-five years of singing it, nine months or so ago I finally ran out of anything I could use in order to bring some emotion to it.’
‘I don’t want audiences to be disappointed coming along to a show and then not hearing it, so am letting you know here that you won’t,’ she went on. ‘If I were to sing it just to please people, I wouldn’t be doing my job right, because my job is to be emotionally available. I’d be lying. You’d be getting a lie.’
She concluded with, ‘My job is to give you honesty. I’m trained in honesty. I can’t act. It just isn’t in my training. I have ceased singing other songs over the years for the same reason.’
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