Sinead O'Connor has split from her new husband after just 18 days of marriage.
The Nothing Compares 2 U singer exchanged vows with her boyfriend Barry Herridge at a drive-through wedding in Las Vegas on December 8th, but she has now announced the marriage is over. O'Connor told fans the news in a post on her website, revealing she knew the relationship wouldn't last within hours of the nuptials.
She writes, "Dear friends, I had for reasons u (sic) will all understand, wished to keep this private but have been told today it is to be leaked in the next few days despite my best efforts. So I must now leak it myself so as the record is straight...
"Within 3 hours of the ceremony being over the marriage was kyboshed by the behavior of certain people in my husband's life. And also by a bit of a wild ride I took us on looking for a bit of a smoke of weed for me (sic) wedding night as I don't drink.
"My husband was enormously wounded and very badly effected (sic) by that experience and also by the attitude of those close to him toward our marriage. It became apparent to me that if he were to stay with me he would be losing too much to bear...
"A woman wants to be a joy to her husband. So... U (sic) love someone? Set them free."
O'Connor also admits she "made a mistake" by rushing to get married after just months of dating.
She adds, "He is a wonderful man. I love him very much. I'm sorry I'm not a more regular woman. I truly believe though it is painful to admit, we made a mistake rushing into getting married, for altruistic reasons, and weren't aware or prepared for the consequences on my husband's life and the lives of those close to him. He has been terribly unhappy and I have therefore ended the marriage. I think he is too nice to do so. And too nice to trap."
O'Connor was previously married to music producer John Reynolds and journalist Nicholas Sommerlad. She has four children from previous relationships.