Last Friday (4 June) night, Sinead O’Connor announced her retirement from music on Twitter, "This is to announce my retirement from touring and from working in the record business. I've gotten older and I'm tired. So it's time for me to hang up my nipple tassels, having truly given my all."

O'Connor added, "NVDA [No Veteran Dies Alone] in 2022 will be my last release. And there'll be no more touring or promo."

The next day O'Connor apologised to booking agents, promoters and managers for any upset caused by the announcement, and wrote, "I guess the book made me realise I'm my own boss. I didn't wanna wait for permission from the men, as to when I could announce it. Also, I'd had a few whiskeys."

Yesterday (6 June) she added, "PS re retiring.... have always wanted to be one of the artists involved in presenting and mentoring on the The Voice of Ireland ... But never was free to do it. Am now : ) So if they ever want me they can contact my managers : )"

Sinead O'Connor's No Veterans Die Alone album is due out in 2022, and will follow 2014's I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss.