Sinéad O’Connor has been found safe, local police confirmed, after a desperate hunt was launched to find the Irish singer when she disappeared on Sunday from a suburb of Chicago.
Reports say that she was located at a nearby hotel and has been taken to a local hospital (most likely against her will)
The Police were called after O’Connor “left the Wilmette area” for a bicycle ride on Sunday morning at 6am and had not returned.
According to TMZ, the Irish singer has been classified as “missing suicidal.”
According to a police statement, the singer left the area at 6 a.m. Sunday but has not yet returned.
The statement goes on to say that the caller who raised the alarm “expressed concern for her well-being”, and police are seeking to check on her.
Police asked to check on Sinead O’Connor in Wilmette, Illinois after report of her vanishing. Here’s news release: pic.twitter.com/Fx19iPslP7
— Jesse Hamilton (@JesseJHamilton) May 16, 2016
It is not clear why O’Connor was in Illinois, or what her connection is to the Wilmette area.
US comedian Arsenio Hall filed a $5 million suit against O’Connor last week, after she accused him on Facebook of providing the late singer Prince with drugs.
In the legal filing, Hall accused “desperate, attention-seeking Sinead O’Connor” of “maliciously” publishing defamatory statements “falsely accusing him” of supplying drugs to Prince.
O’Connor’s first major hit was her 1990 cover of Prince’s Nothing Compares 2 U.
The artist has openly struggled with mental health illness in the past. More recently, the singer posted numerous posts on Facebook regarding a custody battle with the father of her 12-year-old son.