Sinead O'connor has accepted she is ''irregular''.

The 'Nothing Compares 2 U' singer insisted she wanted to try to be ordinary, because there is a pressure to act a certain way ''from the minute you're born'', but she has moved past that and wants to be an individual.

She told Billboard magazine: ''I gave being a 'regular' woman a good few tries.

''There is pressure to be a 'regular' woman from the minute you're born, so I was duty-bound to try. But I'm 'irregular.' I don't try not to be irregular anymore.''

Meanwhile Sinead, 47, has ''learned'' to accept and ''love'' herself no matter what, and feels her new attitude has come from her maturity as she has more experience of life.

She said: ''I have learned to love myself unconditionally. When people used to say that thing to me about 'You have to love yourself before you can love anybody,' I had no idea what they were talking about.

''But I'll be 48 in December, and I think that as you get older, it becomes obvious. Sometimes we have to find out by f***ing up. You know what I mean?''