US police say Sinead O'Connor has been found safe

An alert was issued after the singer reportedly left for a bike ride yesterday and failed to return

Sinead OConnor, missing, US, Illinois, singer, Wilmette, police department

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Singer Sinead O'Connor has been found safe, according to US police.

Ms O'Connor reportedly left for a bike ride in the area of Wilmette, near Chicago, yesterday at 6.00am local time and failed to return.

The local police department issued an alert after a caller expressed concern for her well-being.

Police say Ms O'Connor has been located. She is said to be safe "and is no longer listed as a missing/endangered person".

The musician made headlines earlier this month when US comedian Arsenio Hall filed a US$5m (€4.3m) lawsuit against the Irish singer after she accused him of supplying drugs to Prince.

O'Connor's best-known song 'Nothing Compares 2 U' was written by Prince.