Update: Sinead O'Connor found alive and well after going missing in Chicago, police say

Missing since Sunday morning, O'Connor was located Monday afternoon by police in the Chicago suburb

By Brendan Gauthier
May 16, 2016 11:37PM (UTC)
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FILE - This is a Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 file photo of Irish singer Sinead O'Connor performs during the Italian State RAI TV program "Che Tempo che Fa", in Milan, Italy. O’Connor, long a critic of church and state in Ireland, says she’s joining the Irish nationalist Sinn Fein party _ and wants its leaders to step aside for younger voices free of IRA connections. The 48-year-old singer, who recently released her 10th album ``I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss,’’ says Sinn Fein is the only left-wing party able to steer Ireland toward social equality. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File) (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)

Sinead O'Connor has been found after having been missing for 19 hours in the Chicago suburbs, police there are reporting.

O'Connor, 49, was reported missing and "possibly suicidal" after leaving her house on a motorized bike at 6 a.m. Sunday, according to a TMZ report.


In a statement Monday morning, the Wilmette Police Department confirmed to Billboard that it was "seeking to check the well-being of Sinead O'Connor ... A caller has expressed concern for her well-being and no other information is available at this time."

In the recent past, O'Connor has made public her struggles with mental health. In a since-deleted Facebook post in November, she detailed having "taken an overdose" in a hotel room in Ireland. The status was interpreted as a possible suicide note and referenced a custody battle with her now-estranged family.

If you or someone you know has suicidal thoughts or tendencies, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Brendan Gauthier

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