Barely a month after Barry Egan last article “Our Lady of Sorrows”, we’re waking up this morning with a fresh new article entitled “Dolores banishes the darkness and returns to the light” published online and in print in the newspaper “Sunday Independent”.
Barry Egan appears to be relieved to see his long-time friend Dolores O’ Riordan finally taking the road to recovery. Indeed, after admitting that he thought “Dolores wouldn’t make it out of the darkness she seemed so engulfed in last November when she was arrested on an Aer Lingus plane” especially as she had told him she was “not going to live that long. I’m 43. If I see 50, I’ll be happy. I mean that. People look at you and see a product. They don’t see a soul, but an empty hole” Barry Egan seems to be much more relaxed after meeting the singer last Tuesday.
From what he relates, Dolores seems to have taken comfort from her family and her new friends, co-band members Ole Koretsky & Andy Rourke (JetlagNYC) who have travelled from NYC to Dublin to spend the week with her.
She tells Barry:
“I am just really grateful for the support I have received from my friends, […] I am well again now. I have had great help and support from people who love me. My mom has been great. My brother PJ – he’s my little angel. I had a lot of help from people. I don’t think I ever felt so cared for before. I always felt like this meal ticket.“
“[…]no matter what happens I’ve got great friends who love me for me, not the fame bullshit. You really see who gives a shit. It’s cool but I’m still a bit crazy . ..good crazy though!“
She admits nonetheless that she is not “100% better” than what she was following the Aer Lingus incident, but affirms she’s working on it, making huge efforts to heal herself, taking meds and trying to be “somewhat normal in a mad world“.
Spending Christmas far from her children who she “[misses] more than words can say right now” should be the next challenge for her.
Again, we can only hope that Dolores will find the love she needs and will manage to step forward on the road of recovery.
Dolores with her new bandmates, DJ Olé (left) and Andy Rourke (right) – Photo: David Conachy
What fantastic news! Looks like she’s not letting this little speed bump get in her way!
WOW she is looking so old . And her band mates equally. Andy???? Old and who is Ole he is decent looking at best but who is he never heard of him I hope this isn’t one of those 40 something year olds who think they still have it !! She should go back to her children and husband instead of hanging around all these men . I’ve read l articles saying she misses her children .. Well then GOOO HOME . I am a mother and could never do this and so easy to be in photos with so many different men . Obviously doesn’t care what the kids say I’m guessing .. Well she is lost so that’s no surprise . Dolores let us remember when you were amazing with the Cranberries get it together and be a mom already !!!
Ashley you are absolutely right but you don’t have to be so mean about it. She is going through a rough time . She should get younger band members tho . That may help her to look younger . I still love her though
Are you serious? Do you really choose the bands you listen to depending on how good looking band members are?… and you’re dissapointed to learn that Dolores is collaborating with a member of The Smiths (which, let me remind you, was an inspiration to The Cranberries, they even covered one of their song)?
And you better think twice before writing that Dolores does’t give a sh*t what her children think because she ain’t spending xmas with them, didn’t it cross your mind that she might have lost custody of her children following divorce and that she might somehow not be allowed to see them (note that it was said in a itw that she would ring them everyday)?
ashley………………..you are so damn dumb and mean. why would say such things about another person? nobody likes a person that bad mouths. what have you done in this world in terms of influence and have you done anything in this life that has left a mark on society and has moved the masses internationally? the world will remember this lady long after she is gone. sorry………………… the world will never even know you ashley.