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Sinead O’Connor has been located and is OK, Wilmette police told The Hollywood Reporter on Monday afternoon.
The singer was reported missing in a Chicago suburb after reportedly going out for a bike ride on Sunday and failing to return. Suburban Chicago police told the Associated Press on Tuesday that O’Connor was found staying a hotel.
On Monday morning, a statement from the Wilmette Police Department said officers are “seeking to check the well-being of Sinead O’Connor. O’Connor reportedly left the Wilmette area for a bicycle ride yesterday at 6:00 a.m. and has not returned. A caller has expressed concern for her well-being, and no other information is available at this time.”
O’Connor canceled her summer 2015 tour after suffering from “exhaustion due to an existing not resolved medical situation.” She also publicly cut ties with her family in Nov. 2015 after she shared news that she had suffered an overdose in a Dublin hotel room.
In a since-deleted Facebook post from last fall, O’Connor said she lost consciousness during the incident and woke up in a hospital, labeling her family “hypocrites” for coming to visit her and leaving before she woke up. “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 wrote. “You’re dead to me. You killed your mother. You stole my sons. You left me alone for twelve weeks! Why did I have to hear it was your hypocritical asses here while I was unconscious?? And now you’re Gone and not picking up phone… never want to see or hear from any of you again.”
O’Connor has been very open about her mental health issues, which include a misdiagnosis of bipolar disorder, later amended to PTSD, including depression and suicidal tendencies. A spokesperson for O’Connor could not be reached for further comment at press time.
May 16, 12:20 pm Updated with additional information, adds THR byline.
May 17, 5 pm Updated to include police report about hotel.
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