Sinéad O'Connor welcomes fourth child

12/28/2006 at 08:45 PM ET

Songstress Sinéad O’Connor welcomed her fourth child on Tuesday, December 19th. New son Yeshua Francis Neil was due Christmas Eve, but arrived five days early. According to, Yeshua has suffered some post birth complications, including pneumonia, but is being treated in the NICU and is said to be improving.

Yeshua joins siblings Jake, 18, Róisín, 10, and Shane, 2, from three of Sinéad’s previous relationships.

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joy on

I had pneumonia 8 hours after I was born and had to be in the NICU for 12 days.

I wish her well with her new baby and hope he’s doing better.

Roisin on

I have never heard of anyone else named Roisin (Rowsheen). Crazy!!

Erin on

Aw, poor little guy =( Hope he gets better soon! =)

I actually really love the name – Yeshna… never heard it before and I’m a HUGE fan of unqiue baby names… although there are some, like Apple and Moses, that I don’t care for! LMAO

Simone on

I wish her and the newest edition of her family the best and I hope the baby is gonna get better soon and there wont be any long term complications!!!!

sdurdin on

wasn’t she pictured SMOKING while pregnant? I hope her baby gets better soon.

Heavenly_Hibiscus on

Gosh, I hope her baby is Ok.
I didn’t know she had a two year old.

Hilary on

I remember a post back in June or May that she had stated she was not smoking and pregnant. But I guess she was!

fortune448 on

I hope the baby gets better. . .
but wondering about the previous articles about Sinead. If we do the math then perhaps she WAS pregnant when that photo of her smoking was taken. Just pregnant though. I think the photos were posted end of March. Isn’t a woman pregnant for a FULL nine months (right up to the tenth month)? That could explain some complications.

Yonni on

I remember seeing a picture of her smoking while pregnant. I am assuming many will reply here and say that is why the baby has pneumonia. I hope he makes a speedy recovery. I wish them well.

From Danielle, CBB Publisher: Sinead and her lawyers say she was not pregnant at that time that photo was taken.

Heidi on

I thought she wasn’t pregnant?

ivey on

yes unlike most people, I’ve always liked her.

Does anyone know if the name is Gaelic or Hebrew?

And I also hope the baby is doing ok.

Sarah CBB News Editor on

These are the posts being referred to –

On March 29th, we had linked to a photo of her smoking, but her lawyers contacted us to let us know she was not pregnant at the time the photo was taken.

She then announced her pregnancy on May 13th, saying, “I want people to know the baby is due on Christmas Eve, so they will know I could not have been pregnant when I was smoking.”

Simone on

About the smoking etc..

My eldest was due on Dec.23rd my last cycle began March 18th,i smoked until i knew i was pregnant (7th week)my daughter was a 8 lbs baby she is 11 now 5 feet tall and a healthy A student.

I know women that never smoked or drank that had premis,mentally retarded or handicapped kids etc…who’s to blame then???

Campbell on

Wow that’s alot of baby daddy’s to keep up with!!! Good luck to her and her little one.

Tiffany on

I never smoked and my son had pneumonia at 2 weeks.

melanie on

I remember that picture, but she couldn’t have known she was pregnant then. She looked to be about 5 months, but it was obviously the wind or something because she would have been 2 weeks along.

PSB on

Xmas must really be confusing at her house with all of the kids having separate fathers and grandparents. How does she schedule visitation with all of those people. This is enough reason to try to have as many of your children with as few people as possible!

I hope her little baby is okay. since the baby went full-term, I’m sure it’s just a mild case of pneumonia and will clear up soon. Sometimes infant boys have underdeveloped lungs – even when their moms do not smoke (or hang out around second hand smoke).

Autumn on

I probably have you all beat. At birth I had a high bilirubin count and had to get a blood exchange transfusion. Then at 10 days old I was diagnosed with pnuemonia…which turned out to be meningitis! Because of that I had to spend a whole month on the hospital. (My parents didn’t smoke either.)

Anyway I hope Sinead’s son can get better soon and doesn’t have as many health complications as I did.

moonmoth on

isn’t sinead gay? not that it matters in terms of getting pregnant/having children

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