Singer Sinead O’Connor has reportedly gone missing after a bike ride on Sunday in the Chicago suburb of Wilmette, Illinois. Law enforcement in the area is searching for any signs of the 49-year-old musician who has a documented history of mental illness.
BREAKING: Police in Chicago suburb checking on well-being of singer Sinead O’Connor, missing since early Sunday.
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TMZ is reporting that O’Connor went on a bike ride around 1 p.m. Sunday and did not return home. O’Connor is being identified as “missing suicidal,” and noted that she was last seen wearing a, “…black parka, black leather pants and a sweatshirt with ‘Ireland’ on the back.”
In November, O’Connor left behind an emotional message to her family before taking an overdose of pills. She wrote, “I have taken an overdose. There is no other way to get respect. I am not at home. I’m at a hotel, somewhere in Ireland, under another name.” Law enforcement found O’Connor safely in Dublin shortly afterwards and administered immediate medical attention.
The Irish-born performer has released ten career solo albums and won a Grammy Award in 1991 for Best Alternative Music Performance for I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call the Lifeline national organization for suicide prevention at 1-800-273-8255.
UPDATE – 3:15 P.M. EST According to Fox News’ Shepard Smith and the Chicago Tribune, O’Connor has been safely located.
Just in: Sinead O'Connor found safe near Chicago, after police reported she was missing pic.twitter.com/nxZksYDiQn
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