Sinéad O’Connor has gone missing. On Sunday afternoon, O’Connor went for a bike ride, but still hadn’t returned by Monday morning. It’s another heartbreaking example of her struggle with her own mental health.
The police in Wilmette, a suburb in Illinois, have been searching for O’Connor since they discovered she was missing. They issued a well-being check on her after realizing she hadn’t come home from her ride. In a statement, the department said, “The Wilmette Police is seeking to check the well-being of Sinéad 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 expressed concern for her well-being and no other information is available at this time.”
The problem with cases like this is that everything could be fine and O’Connor could be exploring a new part of the town, as content as she can be. Or things could be very wrong. And friends, family and fans are worried that it’s the latter, especially after O’Connor’s post to Facebook on Sunday morning.
She wrote, “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. 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.”
O’Connor regularly updates her family and fans through Facebook, which only adds to everyone’s concern. Most of her recent updates have focused on her severe depression and in one November post, she even revealed that she had overdosed.
Our thoughts are with O’Connor. We hope that the Wilmette Police Department can find her soon and that she is safe. If you are around that area, stay on the lookout for a motorized bicycle with a pink basket. It may be O’Connor’s bike.
UPDATE, May 16 at 1:20 p.m. PST: According to CNN, O’Connor was found safe; however, no other details regarding where or how she was located have been released.