Sinead O’Connor Reported Missing, Police Seeking to Check

Sinead O'Connor

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Police in Wilmette, a suburb of Chicago are searching for Sinead O’Connor.

According to a statement from the Wilmette Department of Police on Monday, the singer reportedly left the area for a bicycle ride on Sunday at 6:00 a.m. and has not returned. The Wilmette Police “is seeking to check the well-being” of the singer, the press release states, noting that a “caller has expressed concern for her well-being.”

No other information is available at this time, police say. 

This past November, O’Connor was found safe and sound after writing that she had “taken an overdose” in what appeared to be a suicidal post on her Facebook page.

The mother of four has spoken openly about her ongoing battle with depression before. In a 2014 interview with Oprah Winfrey, she explained, “I don’t think I was born with bipolar disorder—I believe it was created as a result of the violence I experienced…It didn’t really help in terms of being well or a stable person the fact that I really was getting kicked around, metaphorically speaking, by the media for years,” she says. “It seemed every time I went to work, all I was getting told was what a dreadful, terrible person I was. And I couldn’t really manage all of that on top of everything else.”

TMZ was first to report on the police search for O’Connor.

—Reporting by Roxana Salcedo


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