The Wilmette Department of Police told the PEOPLE that Sinead O’Connor has been found safe and sound after being declared missing.
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Authorities informed the PEOPLE in a report that Police Sgt. Michael Robinson sent out a check-for-well-being alert after someone called the authorities that O’Connor has not returned from a bike ride she embarked on earlier in the morning in Wilmette, a rural area in Chicago, Illinois, on Sunday, May 15, 2016. The Irish singer was categorized as “missing suicidal,” according to TMZ.
Fortunately, on May 16, Chicago’s WGN said that O’Connor was found safe in a hotel and taken to a hospital.
Before the rumored disappearance, O’Connor wrote a message to her son Jake Reynolds, 28, on Facebook regarding the custody battle she was in over her son Shane, 12.
“Do not abandon your brother or any other of my babies again,” she wrote. “What you have done to your brother and your mother is literally criminal.”
O’Connor frankly confronted Shane at the weekend, asking him to query his custody and saying that she has been making efforts to see him.
“I have to back off because they are hurting me so badly I get unwell again if I go near them,” she wrote in a post, which has since been removed.
She also informed her admirers through Facebook on Saturday that she was “heading down South” to North Carolina for many weeks.
O’Connor was found safe and sound in Dublin after she wrote on a social networking site that she had “taken an overdose.” On the suicide note, she named family members whom she said deceived her, blaming them of “appalling cruelty.”
Donal Lunny, her former man and Shane’s father, and her son Reynolds were the major focus of her note then. As at that time, she alleged that both men did not permit her to see her son and noted down that she was “being treated so badly” by her family.
The 2015 occurrence was not the only time O’Connor supposedly tried to take her own life. A number of reports said that the police called on O’Connor in 2011 after she sent series of suicidal tweets.
She is also presently involved in a court case with Arsenio Hall, after he sued her for libel for openly claiming that he was a drug dealer to Prince.
Based on the information obtained from the court by the PEOPLE, Hall is demanding “not less than $5 million” in compensation. O’Connor informed the PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly via an e-mail that “I’m more amused than I’ve ever dreamed a person could be and look forward very much to how hilarious it will be watching him trying to prove me wrong.”
Sinead O’Connor’s confirmed Facebook page was removed as a result of series of touching posts by her. She has been using the page to expel her anger at her family and friends whom she blames for “a horrific set of betrayals.” On the Sunday she was said to have gone missing, things became worse when the artist wrote a supposed suicide note from a hotel room in Dublin, Ireland. But the Irish police were able to find her before carrying out the threat. A source later told the PEOPLE that the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer was out of harm’s way.