Singer Sinead O’Connor goes missing after bike ride, then police say she is found safe

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CHICAGO - Police say missing Irish pop singer Sinead O'Connor has been found safe.

The 49-year-old singer had been missing since early Sunday morning after she went for a bike ride in a North Chicago suburb and did not return.

Police have not given any further information.

However, O'Connor's Facebook page showed a strange, rambling post apparently from the singer about two hours after she had been last seen.

O'Connor has been known to struggle with mental illness and last November, she made a false suicidal post on Facebook claiming to have taken an overdose and stating "there is no other way to get respect."

Earlier this month, talk show host Arsenio Hall filed a $5 Million defamation lawsuit against O'Connor for claiming that Hall had supplied drugs to music legend Prince.

Following Prince's death, O'Connor posted a warning on social media that she had reported Hall to the police.

O'Connor's biggest hit came with her cover of Prince's song, "Nothing Compares 2 U."

But perhaps the controversial singer became more infamous when she tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II on "Saturday Night Live" back in 1992.

Now her fans hope the singer is okay.

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