Sinead O'Connor Found Safe In Chicago Hotel

| by Zara Zhi
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After being reported missing, Irish singer Sinead O’Connor has been found in the northern suburbs of Chicago on May 16.

Wilmette police verified that O’Connor rode her bike on May 15 at 6 a.m. and never returned home, reports WLS. Her official Facebook page shared a cryptic message, since deleted, two hours after she went missing.

Authorities found her at a nearby hotel at around 1:45 p.m., and she was later taken to a local hospital.

"A caller has expressed concern for her well-being, and no other information is available at this time," the police statement said.

It is still unclear why the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer was in Wilmette. O’Connor was reported as “suicidal” by police, according to WLS.

"We generated an information bulletin for local law enforcement, which has apparently made its way to social media," said Wilmette Police Chief Brian King, according to the Chicago Tribune. "Officers conducted checks of the area in which she was last observed, including parks and beaches."

Back in November, she received mental health treatment after leaving an irate suicidal note for her family.

In the note, O’Connor 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." 

"Howling crying for weeks," she added. "And been told by them all to go f*** myself. I'm invisible. I don't matter a shred to anyone."

After accusing Arsenio Hall of supplying Prince with drugs, she was sued for $5 million by the comedian for defamation of character.

The singer has four children, ranging from approximately 9 to 28 years of age. She is currently married to therapist Barry Herridge, whom she married in Las Vegas after meeting online. She had been living in Wilmette since at least late February, according to the Chicago tribune.

She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder over a decade ago and has been vocal about her mental health problems.

Sources: Chicago Tribune, TMZ, WLS / Photo credit: Wikipedia

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