Singer Sinead O'Connor said last year on a "Dr. Phil" episode that she was changing her name to Magda Davitt to be “free of parental curses” and that “Sinead O’Connor is gone. That person is gone,” the Brooklyn Vegan said.
On the same program, she discussed her struggles with depression and suicide attempts following physical and sexual abuse she said she endured as a child, the outlet said.
Conversion to Islam
But now Magda Davitt is gone. O'Connor announced that she has converted to Islam and now has a name: Shuhada' Davitt, Consequence of Sound reported.
"This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim," she tweeted Oct. 19. "This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey. All scripture study leads to Islam. Which makes all other scriptures redundant. I will be given (another) new name. It will be Shuhada’."
Another Twitter post shows her singing the Islamic call to prayer:
She also said her best friend gave her a hijab, Consequence of Sound noted:
O'Connor was a superstar in the late 1980s and early 1990s, hitting it big with her rendition of the Prince song, "Nothing Compares 2 U." But her star faded shortly after when she tore up a photo of the pope and said "fight the real enemy" during a "Saturday Night Live" performance: