Troubled singer Sinead O’Connor has been found by police after being reported as missing on Sunday. Authorities believed Sinead was suicidal after she had not been seen since early Sunday morning. She was reported missing by an unidentified person.
O’Connor, who is reportedly bipolar, reportedly went on a bike ride at 6 a.m. on Sunday morning in Wilmette, Illinois.
Police later confirmed the singer was safe after being found at a hotel and taken to a nearby hospital. Authorities had listed the singer as “missing and suicidal.”
The singer had posted a message about her son, Shane, 12, who was placed with child services in Ireland. She shared a photo of Harriet Tubman with the quote, “I had reasoned this out of my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one I would have the other.”
Sinead instructed her son Jake to go to court to obtain custody of his brother. The singer directed her son not to “abandon” any of her babies again, noting that his previous actions were “criminal.”
The Donal mentioned in the post is probably the father of Sinead’s son Shane. musician Donal Lunny. Tusla is the child and family agency in Ireland.
O’Connor also changed her profile picture to a photo of a wired cage in the shape of a woman kneeling on the ground that is filled with rocks.
Just days before she went missing, Sinead had posted an open letter to her son Shane on Facebook.
She told her 12-year-old, “Baby, I’ve been trying to get you out of care but Tusla are being monsters. I have to back off because they are hurting me so badly I get unwell again if I go near them.”
O’Connor, 49, was previously suicidal and wrote a suicide note last November after she claimed she had taken an overdose of pills. She was later found safe.
The singer had claimed to have taken an overdose of pills, insisting she was posting the information because no one would even miss her.
In her rant, she said she was a horrible mother and person and that she had lost everything in her life.
O’Connor rose to fame in 1990 with her hit song, “Nothing Compares 2 U.”
She gave birth to her daughter Roisin in 1995 with Irish writer John Waters, then welcomed her son Shane in 2004 during her relationship with musician Donal Lunny.
O’Connor’s fourth child was a son, Yeshua, who was born in 2006 following a year-long relationship with American surgeon and businessman Frank Bonadio.
She married Barry Herridge in 2011, split 16 days later, and then remarried him.
Police search for Sinead O’Connor after she was reported missing https://t.co/po77UaZQoS
— TIME.com (@TIME) May 16, 2016