Celebrity News

Sinead O’Connor found safe after suicide scare

Police started searching for the singer after a concerned friend reported her missing on Sunday morning.
Sinead O’Connor

Troubled singer Sinead O’Connor has been found safe after disappearing during a bicycle ride in Chicago in the early hours of Sunday morning.

When she still hadn’t returned after several hours, a friend called police and reported her missing, causing officers to release an alert classifying Sinead, 49, as a “missing suicidal.”

After more than a day, police found Sinead, reporting she was “safe and well” but refusing to divulge where or how they found her.

Check out the update on the star in the video player below. Post continues…

Loading the player...

Just hours before she went missing, Sinead had shared a concerning post on social media that seemed to be directed at her eldest son, Jake.

“Jake, kindly go to the court on Tuesday and take custody your brother from Tusla. My lawyer will be making the illegal way yourself and Donal got him into Tusla (lying to the cops etc) known to the judge,” wrote O’Connor.

“Expect to be in trouble. In fact you’d best bring a lawyer of your own. And do not abandon your brother or any other of my babies again. What you have done to your brother and your mother is LITERALLY criminal.”

Sinead’s 1990 hit Nothing Compares To You turned her into an international success

There have been fears for Sinead’s health since 2015 when she revealed in a Facebook post that she had taken an overdose.

“There is only so much any woman can be expected to bear,” she wrote. “Well done guys, you’ve finally got rid of me. Sorry the penny didn’t drop sooner. I’m an idiot.”

If you are struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467.

This story originally appeared on Australian Women’s Weekly

Related stories