Sinead O'Connor is lending a helping hand.
The 53-year-old singer has indicated that she's training to become a healthcare worker, presumably in Ireland, where she lives.
"Very excited to be starting college in a few weeks : ) Fetac Level 5 Healthcare Support," she tweeted this week, referring to the Further Education and Training Awards Council. "Am still gonna be a singer but am gonna work as a healthcare assistant when I'm between albums and tours."
The "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer, who now goes by Shuhada Sadaqat, recently claimed that the coronavirus pandemic made her want to do more to help frontline workers. While speaking to Ireland's "The Late Late Show" host Ryan Tubridy in May, she said, "Obviously the Covid thing gave me more thought for what do I want to do with my life."
"If I had taken this course two years ago — but touring got in the way — I could have been out working and helping people, which I would have liked to have been doing," she said.
The Grammy winner has been vocal about her hope to reduce the number of positive Covid-19 cases, as well as her disdain for anti-maskers, whom she has called "selfish and stupid."
"Can I please ask that selfishly unmasked crowds standing shoulder to shoulder protesting and ignoring Covid protective restrictions not use my music as if to suggest I support you in any way. I do not," she tweeted on Aug. 22.
The following day, she wrote, "Yes, we all agree people have the right to protest whatever we like. That's not the point. The point is becoming part of an unmasked crowd in the middle of a pandemic makes you a potential weapon of mass destruction."