Sinead O'Connor: 'I'd have been a petty criminal without music'
Irish singer Sinead O'Connor is convinced she was "rescued" from a life of crime by finding music at a young age.
The Nothing Compares 2 U hitmaker was just 20 years old when she released her debut album The Lion and the Cobra in 1987.
O'Connor admits she is grateful to have been able to pursue her dreams, and she is sure she would have followed a different path in life without her passion for music.
She tells the BBC's 6 Music radio show, "There were a lot of good things about it - I was going to make a living being a singer, which was great, because I couldn't do anything else and I was headed down a sort of, pretty criminal path and if I hadn't got rescued by music, I probably could have ended up in trouble."