Police in a Chicago suburb called off their search Monday for singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor after she was found safe
Troubled Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor O’Connor was reported to be a possible “missing suicidal” by police in Illinois when she did not return from a 6.00 am bike ride on Sunday morning (15 May 2016).
The show business website TMZ, known for celebrity scoops, reported police in the Chicago suburb of Wilmette as describing the Nothing Compares 2 U star as “missing suicidal” after it received a phone call from a friend she was staying with expressing fears for her welfare.
She had last been seen on a Raleigh electric bike with a pink basket wearing a black parka, black leather pants, and sweatshirt with ‘Ireland’ on the back.
The singer has a history of mental health issues and cancelled a summer tour last year (15), citing “exhaustion due to an existing not resolved medical situation”.
She also cut ties with her family in November (15) after sharing news she had suffered an overdose in a hotel room.
Taking to Facebook, she revealed she woke up in a hospital and labelled her family “hypocrites” for coming to visit her and leaving before she woke.
“I never wanna see you again. You stole my sons from me. Then you had hypocrisy to come to hospital and then not be here when I wake and not pick up phone?” she raged. “You’re dead to me. You killed your mother. You stole my sons. You left me alone for twelve weeks!”
O’Connor was misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder, but she does suffer depression and suicidal tendencies.
Sinead made headlines again following Prince’s death last month (21Apr16) when she accused comedian Arsenio Hall of providing the pop superstar with the prescription drugs that allegedly led to his demise. Hall denied the allegations and subsequently filed a defamation lawsuit against the singer.
By Monday night after many hours in the news cycle speculating about her fate she was reported to be alive and well.
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