Sinead O’Connor Silences Reports of Chicago Suicide Scare With Facebook Post

Sinead O'Connor has silenced reports of her suicide attempt
Sinead O'Connor has silenced reports of her suicide attempt Bobby Bank/Getty Images

Don't believe everything. Sinead O'Connor took to Facebook early on Friday, June 24, to deny reports she was suicidal.

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Chicago police confirmed hours earlier on Thursday that they were on the lookout for the Irish singer after a call from Dublin police in Ireland.

The message relayed over multiple police radio frequencies was that "Sinead O'Connor called and said 'I'm on a bridge in Chicago and I'm going to jump,' if officers could keep an eye out for the celebrity," DNAinfo reported.

But the "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer surfaced later that night to respond the news that the U.K. had voted to leave the European Union. And in addition waxing lyrical (in an expletive-filled post) about Ireland’s future post-Brexit, the singer also casually shut down rumors about her mental health.

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"IRELAND IS OFFICIALLY NO LONGER OWNED BY BRITAIN!!!!" she wrote, before squashing the previous reports.

"(Oh and by the way it's bulls‑‑t I jumped off a bridge, some stupid bitch up at Swords Garda station decided she'd like to throw a bit of false and malicious gossip about is all). AM FAR TOO F‑‑KING HAPPY FOR THAT!!"

Last month, Chicago police were again involved in a search for the troubled Irish singer after they received a report she had gone missing after she failed to return from an early-morning bike ride. She was found after 24 hours.

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That disappearance followed a disturbing suicide note that she posted to her Facebook account in November 2015, claiming she had taken an overdose of pills. Again, she was later declared to be safe and well by Dublin police.

In 2007 O'Connor told Oprah Winfrey that she had tried to kill herself on her 33rd birthday. The singer had, at one point, been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but she claimed in 2011 that she was misdiagnosed.

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