Sinead O’Connor found alive and well in Chicago hotel

The Irish singer has been found safe by Wilmette police, and reportedly taken to hospital

Sinead O’Connor has been found, and is “safe and is no longer listed as a missing/endangered person”, according to police in the area near Chicago where she was reported missing today.

She has reportedly been found at a local hotel and, according to an unverified report in the Daily Beast, has been taken to a nearby hospital.

The troubled Irish singer, who is 49, went missing in the Chicago suburb of Wilmette in the early hours of Sunday morning after failing to return from a bike ride she had decided to take at 6am. She was out of contact for more than a day.

Wilmette police announced earlier today that they were looking for her, and issued a check for her well-being, after, they said, a member of the public called in and expressed concern.

They have now located her, but no other details of her discovery have been released.

She was reportedly in Wilmette, which is a suburb about 15 miles north of central Chicago, staying with friends. Concerns were raised over her mental health following a series of posts she had made to social media which seemed to reference an ongoing custody battle she has been having over her sons.

One post, written early yesterday local time, seemed to be addressed to her eldest son Jake Reynolds:

She is also being sued for considerable damages by Arsenio Hall, over unsubstantiated allegations she had previously made about him supplying drugs to Prince, who died in April.