UPDATE: Sinead O’Connor has been found unharmed after going missing for more than 24 hours, according to The Wilmette Beacon. “Sinead O’Connor has been located. She is safe and is no longer listed as a missing/endangered person,” Wilmette police told the newspaper.
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Police in Wilmette, Illinois, received a request to check on the well-being of Sinead O’Connor after she failed to return from a bike ride more than a day later, according to a statement obtained by Us Weekly.
The troubled Irish singer, 49, reportedly left for the outing near the Chicago suburb at 6 a.m. on Sunday, May 15, and had still not returned by 9:30 a.m. the following day. “The Wilmette Police is seeking to check the well-being of Sinead O’Connor,” the statement reads. “A caller has expressed concern for her well-being, and no other information is available at this time.”
According to TMZ, an alert sent out by police classified her as “missing suicidal.” She was last seen on a motorized bicycle with a pink basket, wearing a black parka and black leather pants, the website reports.
Earlier this month, O’Connor made headlines for accusing comedian Arsenio Hall of supplying Prince with drugs and allegedly drugging her in the past in a Facebook post. The former late night host filed a $5 million defamation lawsuit in response. In the court documents obtained by Us Weekly, the lawsuit states that O’Connor is “well known for her media antics and for seeking attention through inflammatory Facebook posts.”
Back in November, the songwriter posted a disturbing suicide note to her official Facebook account, in which she claimed to have “taken an overdose.” In the post, she also blamed her family members, saying that they abandoned her after her hysterectomy last August. “There is no other way to get respect,” the mom of four wrote at the time. “I am not at home, I’m at a hotel, somewhere in Ireland, under another name.”
The “Nothing Compares 2 U" singer was later confirmed to be “safe and well,” by police in Dublin, Ireland. This wasn’t the first health crisis for O’Connor. In 2007, she also told Oprah Winfrey that she tried to kill herself on her 33rd birthday. She was also at one time diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but claimed in 2011 that she was misdiagnosed.
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