Wednesday 18 October 2017

Singer Sinead O'Connor found 'safe' after police missing person search

The singer had not been seen since she apparently went on an early morning bike ride
The singer had not been seen since she apparently went on an early morning bike ride

Sinead O'Connor, who was reported missing after failing to return from a bike ride, has been found "safe".

Police launched an appeal on Monday to trace the 49-year-old Irish singer, who had not been seen since she left at 6am on Sunday in the Chicago suburb of Wilmette.

A police spokesman said: "She was found safe and is no longer listed as missing or in danger."

In a statement launching the public appeal earlier in the day, Wilmette police said they were "seeking to check the well-being" of the musician.

A force spokesman said: "O'Connor reportedly left the Wilmette area for a bicycle ride yesterday at 6am and has not returned.

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

O'Connor, who has a history of mental health problems, wrote on Facebook in December that she has been detained in hospital for a mental health evaluation.

The singer had sparked fears for her wellbeing a month earlier when she wrote another Facebook post claiming she had overdosed on pills in a hotel room in Ireland.

She was later found safe and taken to hospital.

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