Sinead O’Connor Found Safe After She Went Missing in Chicago, Police Say She Was at Risk of Suicide
UPDATE 3:32 p.m.: Police say Sinead O’Connor has been found safe, no other details have been released.
Singer Sinead O’Connor is missing in Chicago, Wilmette Police said—she went for a bike ride on May 15 at 6 a.m. and disappeared.
Authorities have reason to believe she is at risk of suicide, according to TMZ. Police sent out an alert classifying the singer as “missing suicidal.”
Just hours after she was last seen, O’Connor wrote a post on Facebook apparently directed to her son, Jake Reynolds.
“Jake, kindly go to the court on Tuesday and take custody your brother from Tusla. My lawyer will be making the illegal way yourself and Donal got him into Tusla (lying to the cops etc) known to the judge,” she wrote.
“Expect to be in trouble. In fact you’d best bring a lawyer of your own. And do not abandon your brother or any other of my babies again. What you have done to your brother and your mother is LITERALLY criminal,” O’Connor added.
This isn’t the first time O’Connor has gone missing. Last November, O’Connor received medical treatment after an alleged overdose of pills in a hotel in Ireland.
O’Connor, 49, left a suicide note on that occasion, according to TMZ.
BREAKING: Sinead O’Connor is missing from the Wilmette area… police ask for help in their search. pic.twitter.com/JE047UCsZr
— Jennifer Hoppenstedt (@hoppenstedtABC7) May 16, 2016
In the note she said, “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.”
She said in the letter she had been “Howling crying for weeks. And been told by them all to go [expletive] myself. I’m invisible. I don’t matter a shred to anyone.”
O’Connor achieved international fame for her cover of the song “Nothing Compares 2 U,” originally written by Prince.
Arsenio Hall Lawsuit
On May 6, court documents were filed by comedian and TV personality Arsenio Hall against Sinead O’Connor—for her controversial post to Facebook earlier this month.
On May 1, Irish pop singer O’Connor accused Hall of being the person who “Prince got his drugs [from] over the decades.”
She then suggested the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) turn its investigative spotlight on Hall after claiming to have “reported [Hall] to the Carver County Sheriff’s office,” stating the sheriff’s office is “aware you spiked me years ago at Eddie Murphy’s house.”
O’Connor then suggests to Hall: “You best get tidying your man cave.”
Hall’s suit, filed on May 5 in Los Angeles, states he “has suffered general and special damages in an amount not presently known, but believed to be not less than $5 million dollars.”