Singer Sinead O'Connor reported missing in Chicago

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Police have launched an appeal to trace singer Sinead O'Connor after she was reported missing.

The 49-year-old Irish star has not been seen since she went on a bike ride at 6am on Sunday in the Chicago suburb of Wilmette.

In a statement, Wilmette police said they were "seeking to check the well-being" of the musician.

A force spokesman said: "O'Connor reportedly left the Wilmette area for a bicycle ride yesterday at 6am and has not returned.

"A caller has expressed concern for her well-being and no other information is available at this time."