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Sinead O'Connor Is Reportedly Missing, Suicidal

| by Michael Howard
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Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has reportedly gone missing, and authorities fear that she may be suicidal.

O'Connor, 49, was last seen riding a bicycle in Wilmette, Illinois, around 1 p.m. on May 15, TMZ reports. The police were notified when she didn’t return from her bike ride.

Reports indicate that the troubled singer was riding a Raleigh motorized bicycle with a pink basket, and was wearing a black parka, black leather pants and a sweatshirt with "Ireland" printed on the back.

Hours before her disappearance, O'Connor appeared to address her son on Facebook, writing:

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.  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.

"Donal" is assumed to be referring to musician Donal Lunny, the father of O'Connor's son Shane, and TUSLA is a family agency in Ireland, according to the Daily Mail.

In November 2015, O'Connor posted what looked to be a suicide note to the internet. She said she overdosed on pills, citing her family's "appalling cruelty" as the cause.

"I have taken an overdose," she wrote, according to the Daily Mail. "There is no other way to get respect. I am not at home, I'm at a hotel, somewhere in Ireland, under another name."

"If I wasn't posting this, my kids and family wouldn’t even find out. I could have been dead here for weeks already and they'd never have known," she added.

She was later found unharmed and received medical treatment. However, just days after the incident, she took to Facebook again, writing:

You stole my sons from me. Then you had [the] hypocrisy to come to [the] hospital and then not be here when I wake and not pick up [the] phone? I'm s*** to you. You're dead to me. You killed your mother. You stole my sons. You left me alone for twelve weeks! Why did I have to hear it was your hypocritical asses here while I was unconscious?? And now you're gone and not picking up [the] phone? You are child stealing murderers, I never want to see or hear from any of you again. Why were you here when you're the ones who put me here??

O'Connor became an international star in 1990, when she released her cover of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U." She has been married four times and has four children. 

Sources: TMZ, Daily Mail / Photo credit: Pymouss/Wikimedia Commons

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