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  • 23 January 2014, 10:05

Sinead O'Connor Makes Funeral Plans In Ordeal

Sinead O'Connor has revealed how she planned her funeral twice within the space of a week after being rushed to hospital in agonising pain.

The Irish singer-songwriter described the ordeal, which she documented on her blog, as the "most physically traumatic experience I've ever had that didn't result in a baby".

The 47-year-old first started experiencing pain last Tuesday and was told by a doctor who visited her that she should go to hospital in two days if she still felt unwell.

On Thursday, a hospital diagnosed her with an abdominal aneurysm, a bulge in a blood vessel.

O'Connor, best known for the early 1990s hit Nothing Compares 2 U, wrote that she thought "I could croak any minute" and started "making plans ? as to how the kids will be OK" if she died.

But doctors changed their minds and put the excruciating pain down to kidney stones. The singer said she was sent home with painkillers.

The next day things got worse. O'Connor wrote that she was "on all fours" crying because the pain was so bad.

She said was told by a visiting doctor that the cause of her ordeal was a blood clot on her lung and she should go back to hospital.

It was then that she again turned her thoughts to funeral arrangements again.

She wrote: "My husband ? (we aren't together but we're friends) had come over to help me ... and we start making plans as to if I croak between Friday night and Saturday morning ? how I don't want the kids seeing my body n such ... for real."

On Saturday she went to a different hospital for more tests. A doctor told her there was "nothing" wrong with her lungs or chest.

She wrote: "He says 'You do have a kidney stone but it isn't where it would be causing you a problem. People have kidney stones all the time and don't know ? the kidney stone isn't what's causing your pain'.

"He asks me have I been upset about anything ? I sob quietly and say 'yes ... something extremely traumatic happened about a week ago' ... he says 'there's your problem'."

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