Report: Sinead O'Connor Found Safe In Chicago Area
May 16, 2016 at 12:17 PM (PT)
After being reported missing this morning, SINEAD O'CONNOR has been found safe in WILMETTE, IL, a CHICAGO suburb, according to the CHICAGO TRIBUNE.
"She is safe and is no longer listed as a missing/endangered person," the local police department reported.
O'CONNOR reportedly left the area for a bicycle ride at 6a (CT) SUNDAY and had not returned, police said in a statement.
WILMETTE Police Chief BRIAN KING said O'CONNOR was last seen riding a RALEIGH motorized bicycle with a pink basket, and that she was last seen wearing a black parka, black leather pants and a sweatshirt with "IRELAND" on the back.
An information bulletin had been sent out for local law enforcement, which has also been picked up on social media.
A music industry source said O'CONNOR has been living in the CHICAGO suburb since at least late FEBRUARY. She last performed in the area MARCH 4th at METRO with SONS OF THE SILENT AGE in a DAVID BOWIE tribute concert, singing "Sorrow" and "Life on Mars" with the CHICAGO band.
On SUNDAY, O'CONNOR wrote on her FACEBOOK page about some type of legal issue. Former talk-show host ARSENIO HALL sued her earlier this month over a FACEBOOK post in which she accused him of furnishing the late musician PRINCE with drugs and dosing her marijuana joint with something stronger.
In NOVEMBER, she posted on FACEBOOK that she had taken an overdose at a hotel somewhere in IRELAND, but was found safe. The next month, O'CONNOR posted that she had been detained in a hospital for mental health evaluation.
Controversy has always stalked O'CONNOR. In 1990, some U.S radio stations refused to play her music after she banned the "Star-Spangled Banner" from her show in NEW JERSEY. She drew intense criticism in 1992 when she infamously ripped up a photography of POPE JOHN PAUL II to protest sexual abuse in the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH on "SATURDAY Night Live."
O'CONNOR, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder more than a decade ago, has been outspoken about her mental health problems, struggling with thoughts of suicide. In 2012, she canceled a planned tour, saying she her doctor had told her to rest after a "very serious breakdown."
O'CONNOR, who has been married four times and has four children, signed a deal in 2014 to write a memoir.