Authorities in Dublin, Ireland called the CPD at around 5:30 p.m. local time, spurring them to issue a call for officers to keep an eye out for the Irish singer. She had reportedly called her family in Ireland to say that she was on a bridge in Chicago and was going to jump.
Police would not confirm that the call was specifically for O’Connor.
This incident comes on the heels of O’Connor’s disappearance in Wilmette last month, where she failed to return from a bike ride one early morning and was thereby classified a “missing suicidal.” She was later found in a Chicago hotel.
Last year, the singer was found safe and sound in a Dublin hotel after she had written a suicide post on Facebook, claiming she had overdosed. Police had been to her home at least once in 2011 after she posted a series of tweets on killing herself. Reports have surfaced that O’Connor has been struggling with depression.
Chicago officers located someone threatening to jump off a bridge over a Chicago expressway, but the person turned out to be a 54-year-old man. He was taken to the hospital after the attempted suicide.
Sinead O’Connor rose to fame in the late 1980s, most particularly for her duet with recently deceased pop superstar Prince on the song, “Nothing Compares 2 U.” The Irish-born singer has been a controversial figure throughout her career, primarily due to her outspoken beliefs and actions on women’s rights, child abuse and organized religion. She has had highly publicized verbal spars with the likes of Madonna and Miley Cyrus, both of whom O’Connor accused of sexualizing and objectifying women.
O’Connor’s shaved head, which signifies her rebellion against traditional views of women, has become her most iconic physical characteristic.