Sinead O'Connor found safe after scare in Chicago suburb

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Singer Sinead O'Connor found safe after brief disappearance in Illinois


Hours after Wilmette, IL, police confirmed they were searching for Sinead O'Connor, who was reported missing since Sunday (May 15), the Wilmette Police Department announced that O'Connor has been safely located. "She is safe, and is no longer listed as a missing/endangered person," the Wilmette PD said in a statement released at 1:45 p.m. local time. Chicago Tribune first reported the news.

Earlier today (May 16), police told Billboard they were "seeking to check the well-being of Sinead O'Connor. O'Connor reportedly left the Wilmette area for a bicycle ride yesterday at 6:00 a.m. and has not returned. A caller has expressed concern for her well-being and no other information is available at this time."

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NEWPORT, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 06: Sinead O'Connor performs on stage during Day 2 of Bestival 2013 at Robin Hill Country Park on September 6, 2013 in Newport, Isle of Wight. (Photo by C Brandon/Redferns via Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 19: Irish singer Sinead O'Connor performs live during a concert at the Astra on April 19, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Jakubaszek/Redferns via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Singer Sinead O'Connor attends the Giorgio Armani & The Cinema Society screening of 'Albert Nobbs' at the Museum of Modern Art on December 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)
LONDON - NOVEMBER 27: Sinead O'Connor performs during Mencap's Little Noise Sessions at St John-At-Hackney on November 27, 2011 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)
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Last fall, O'Connor was found safe after an alleged overdose in Dublin, following a Facebook post that many took as a potential suicide note.

Following the death of Prince (who wrote O'Connor's most famous song, "Nothing Compares 2 U"), O'Connor accused Arsenio Hall of supplying drugs to the musical icon. Hall responded with a $5 million defamation lawsuit, which O'Connor said she was "amused" by.


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