A former local press reporter landed a rare face-to-face interview with troubled singer Sinéad O’Connor after contacting her on Twitter.
Stephanie Jones-Berry, who spent two years in the newsroom at the Surrey Advertiser, was recently invited to the star’s home in Ireland, just days after leaving her job to go freelance.
Sinéad agreed to speak to Stephanie for her new website about women in the media entitled the Broads’ Sheet.
Despite getting a lot of media attention through Twitter and her website, the singer admitted she did not give many interviews.
Said Stephanie: “I spent a couple of hours with her and she gave me an interesting and frank interview about her treatment in the media, her mental illness and her recent suicide attempt.
“We carried out the interview in her bedroom and it was interesting to talk to Sinéad, who was obviously open and comfortable in her private space.
“She also talked about abortion in light of the campaign against relaxing the laws in Ireland among other things. It was a fascinating experience.”
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