03/19/2015 09:41 EDT | Updated 03/19/2015 09:59 EDT

Sinead O'Connor Won't Sing 'Nothing Compares 2 U' Anymore

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 28: Sinead O'Connor performs at City Winery on October 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)

It's been "nine months or so" since Sinead O'Connor took her love away. That's when the singer lost her emotional connection to the hit "Nothing Compares 2 U," so earlier this week, O'Connor announced on Facebook that she will no longer perform the song.

One of only two O'Connor singles to chart in the U.S., the Prince-written "Nothing Compares 2 U" hit No. 1 in 1990, two years before the singer ripped up a photo of Pope John Paul II on "Saturday Night Live." Now, the 48-year-old Irish songstress says her Italian training dictates she avoid material that doesn't offer a rich emotional association. (If the only O'Connor song America knows is no longer on the table, at least we have those open letters to Miley Cyrus from a couple of years ago to enjoy.)

Here's O'Connor's full Facebook post:

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