Sinead O’Connor reaches out to Lana Del Rey

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Sinead O’Connor has revealed she’s wrote to Lana Del Rey trying to help her with recent problems.

In a new interview with The Guardian, the Irish singer-songwriter said that she has yet to hear from the Ultraviolence hitmaker, following on from Del Rey’s controversial statement that she “wishes she was dead already.”

Guardian journalist Tim Jonze asks O’Connor whether her efforts to talk to Del Rey and other popstars, in order to give advice, are done out of motherliness to which O’Connor replies that she is not sure.

So far the 47-year-old has yet to get a reply – after choosing not to write an open letter this time – but says she tries to help celebrities in need because of her want to “snuggle them”.

“I guess I give a shit about people is all. And I don’t know if I’m even old enough to be Britney Spears’s mother, I hope I’m not,” she told the Observer.

“It’s more that when you’ve been through grievous things yourself, and you see it happening to other people, you just want to snuggle them.

“It’s the same if I saw a stranger crying in the street, I would want to go over and snuggle them because I know what it’s like to cry on the street.

“I think that’s the same for most people – we have empathy because we’ve been through shit ourselves.”