Sinead O'Connor has had a particularly tough year.

The iconic Dublin musician tragically lost her teenage son Shane to suicide in January, but had booked a number of gigs over the summer - including a headline show at the Galway International Arts Festival next month.

However, now it has become clear that she will understandably not be able to proceed with these shows and her management has released a statement explaining why.

"We would like to respectfully announce that due to continuing grief over the tragic loss of her beloved son Shane earlier this year, Sinead O'Connor will not be performing live in 2022," the statement read.

"This has not been an easy decision for Sinead but a decision she has had to make for her own health and wellbeing at this time. Thank you also to Sinead's friends and fans whose support and understanding we hold in the highest esteem throughout this period.

"The love being shown has been a source of great comfort and peace for Sinead."

The affected shows are:

July 17th - Iveagh Gardens, Dublin
July 24th - Heineken Big Top, Galway
July 29th - All Together Now festival