Sinead O’Connor has reappeared on social media after Chicago-area police tried to locate the troubled singer after receiving a call from her family in Ireland that she threatened suicide, saying O’Connor had threatened to jump off a bridge.
As TMZ reports, police apprehended a person fitting O’Connor’s description but it turned out not to be her. According to TMZ, police have not activated an active search, but have told officers to be on the lookout. According to police scanner audio obtained by TMZ, an officer is heard relating that “Sinead O’Connor called and said, ‘I’m on a bridge in Chicago and I’m going to jump.'”
Shortly afterwards, O’Connor returned to her Facebook page to share her jubilation over the Brexit vote in Britain, declaring “IRELAND IS OFFICIALLY NO LONGER OWNED BY BRITAIN!!”
In the post, she also addressed claims she was planning to jump off a bridge, writing: “By the way it’s bulls*** I jumped off a bridge, some stupid b***h up at Swords Garda station decided she’d like to throw a bit of false and malicious gossip about is all. AM FAR TOO F***ING HAPPY FOR THAT!! IRELAND 4 ENGLAND 0!!!”
However, authorities’ precautions are not unjustified considering this wouldn’t have been the first time the “Nothing Compare 2 U” singer has threatened to take her own life, causing alarm last month when a full-scale police manhunt recovered her safe and sound before writing a scathing Facebook post (since deleted) blasting her family and threatening to kill herself.
In November 2015, O’Connor spent several weeks on suicide watch in a hospital after making threats to end her life.