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16 May, 2016 16:55

Troubled singer Sinead O’Connor found ‘safe’ after bike ride disappearance

Troubled singer Sinead O’Connor found ‘safe’ after bike ride disappearance

Irish singer songwriter Sinead O’Connor has reportedly been found safe after her failure to return from a weekend bike ride in the Wilmette area of Illinois, a Chicago suburb, led to fears for the troubled star’s safety.

On Monday, Wilmette Police said they were searching for O’Connor, 49, after she was reported missing on Sunday morning.

However, the Nothing Compares 2 U artist has since been located by police, who say she is “safe and no longer listed as a missing/endangered person,” according to the Chicago Tribune.

A police statement said earlier that the singer had not been seen since 6 am on Sunday and that there were concerns for her well-being.

It is not clear why O’Connor was in Illinois, or what her connection is to the Wilmette area.

US comedian Arsenio Hall filed a $5 million suit against O’Connor last week, after she accused him on Facebook of providing the late singer Prince with drugs.

In the legal filing, Hall accused “desperate, attention-seeking Sinead O’Connor” of “maliciously” publishing defamatory statements “falsely accusing him” of supplying drugs to Prince.

O’Connor’s first major hit was her 1990 cover of Prince’s Nothing Compares 2 U.

The artist has openly struggled with mental health illness in the past. More recently, the singer posted numerous posts on Facebook regarding a custody battle with the father of her 12-year-old son.