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.”
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. O’Connor has publicly discussed her PTSD, including depression and suicidal thoughts, in the past.
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.