The singer then accused a Dublin medical center of having its healthcare assistants let Shane “out of their grasp” “when 7 days ago he made two severe suicide attempts.” She added, “Like, how has a seventeen year old traumatised young person WHO WAS ON SUICIDE WATCH…been able to go missing???” The hospital has not commented.
In 2019, Sinéad tweeted that Shane, then 14, had also gone missing “a lot” and urged her followers to help her find him. Police ultimately located him. In February 2021, Sinéad posted on Twitter, “Any spare prayers out there, pls stick one in for my son, Shane. The very light of my life.”
The teen’s father is the rocker’s former partner and fellow musician Donal Lunny. Sinéad is also a mother to sons Jake Reynolds, 34, and Yeshua Bonadio, 15, and daughter Roisin Waters, 25.
Following Shane’s death, Sinéad dedicated the YouTube video of Bob Marley‘s 1979 song “Ride Natty, Ride” to Shane. “This is for my Shaney,” she wrote. “The light of my life. The lamp of my soul. My blue-eye baby. You will always be my light. We will always be together. No boundary can separate us.”