Sinead O`Connor: I`d have been a criminal without music

Updated: Jul 16, 2012, 09:53 AM IST

London: Singer Sinead O`Connor says she was rescued from a life of crime by finding music at a young age.

The `Nothing Compares 2 U` hitmaker said she was just 20 years old when she released her debut album `The Lion and the Cobra` in 1987, reported Daily Star.

"There were a lot of good things about it - I was going to make a living being a singer, which was great, because I couldn`t do anything else.

"I was headed down a sort of, pretty criminal path and if I hadn`t got rescued by music, I probably could have ended up in trouble," she said.