Sinead O'Connor, the Irish singer-songwriter famed for her 1990 cover of Prince's 'Nothing Compares 2 U', appeared unrecognisable when snapped performing at the Bray Seaside Music Festival on Saturday (6th August 2011), reports CBS News.
O'Connor, known for her petit frame and cleanly shaven head, is now sporting glasses, long hair and a noticeably fuller figure. Despite a string of recent solo gigs, Sinead was working as a backup singer for the reggae artist Natt Wailer when photographed over the weekend. Dressed in all black, the singer donned a blazer with trousers and a cross around her neck. She famously caused a stir after tearing up an image of Pope John Paul II during an appearance on Saturday Night Live - Sinead was protesting against sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Now a mother of four, O'Connor is currently touring Europe. Her latest album, 'Throw Down Your Arms', featured a series of classic reggae songs and was met with generally positive reviews from the music press.
O'Connor's 1987 debut album 'The Lion and the Cobra', recorded while heavily pregnant with her first child, sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide. The follow-up 'I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got' sold over 7 million.