Last week, Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor announced her conversion to Islam. 

"I am proud to have become a Muslim. This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian's journey," she tweeted. 

The 51-year-old also said she has changed her name to "Shuhada Davitt." Her first name is considered one of the five pillars of Islam, meaning the Muslim confession of faith. It is also the Arabic word for martyr. 

The artist is best known for her 1990 hit version of the song "Nothing Compares 2 U."

The 51-year-old also changed her profile picture on Twitter to "Wear A Hijab: Just Do It," referencing Nike's slogan. She also included Nike's famous swoosh in the photo.

According to Metro, the singer received her first hijab as a gift from her friend. 

"My best friend Elaine just gave me my first hijab and she got chills all over her body when I put it on," she said. 

Back in the 1990s, O'Connor was ordained a priest by the Irish Orthodox and Apostolic Church. The singer became the topic of discussion in 1992 after tearing up a photo of Pope John Paul II during a U.S. television show.

In 2011, she criticized the Catholic Church over the child sex abuse scandal.

In 2015, the singer - who is a mother of four - took to Facebook to tell fans she had overdosed, following a custody battle over her youngest son. 

Last year, she discussed her mental illness in a heartfelt 12-minute video posted on Facebook. In 2007, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

The singer's Twitter profile suggests she's been doing better now. 


"Al Hamdullilah"

The singer has since thanked all "my Muslim brothers and sisters who have been so kind"

She also shared her first attempt at announcing the Muslim call to prayer (Adhan)

"Once I've practiced the Azan [sic] a hundred times I promise I'll sing [sic] it much better"