‘Distraught’ Friends Fear Sinead O’Connor Doomed To Die Like Her Idol Prince

Aug. 1 2018, Updated 3:41 p.m. ET

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Troubled pop star Sinead O’Connor is doomed to die like her idol, Prince, fearful friends told RadarOnline.com.

“Sinead is mentally ill, and her family knows that,” a source said. “They’re all distraught. Everyone is praying she turns a corner.”

Prince — who wrote O’Connor’s biggest hit, “Nothing Compares 2U” — died from an overdose of counterfeit Vicodin that contained the powerful painkiller fentanyl.

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Now friends are terrified bipolar O’Connor, who has seemed suicidal at times, will suffer the same fate. She’s confessed to being “heavily addicted” to prescription drugs given to fight her emotional issues.

The 51-year-old Irish singer revealed the depths of her depression during a Facebook rant she taped in a seedy New Jersey hotel room last August.

In the disturbing video, O’Connor sobbed: “I’m all by myself and there’s absolutely nobody in my life except … my psychiatrist … and that’s the only thing keeping me alive at the moment!”

O’Connor triggered more alarms last fall when she announced she was changing her name to Magda Davitt in an apparent homage to her doomed musical mentor, who temporarily changed his name from Prince to an unpronounceable symbol.

“That was a big warning sign,” a source said. “Sinead is copying everything Prince did, and the concern is she’ll lose her life the same way.”

The disturbed singer, who has four children with four different men, plunged into a dark abyss after losing custody of her 13-year-old son in 2017, sources said — disappearing for days on two different occasions.

“Her state of mind is worrying everyone,” the source said. “No one wants another Prince on their hands.”

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