UPDATE: Rosie O'Donnell tweeted Tuesday afternoon that her daughter was found safe.
PREVIOUSLY: On Tuesday, actress and former talk show host Rosie O'Donnell asked for the public's help in finding her daughter Chelsea O’Donnell, 17, who she says has been missing since Aug. 11.
The mother of five children wrote on her website:
Rosie O’Donnell’s 17 year old daughter, Chelsea O’Donnell was reported missing. Nyack, New York police authorities have been looking for her in the Rockland County area since Sunday, August 16. She was last seen Tuesday, August 11. She was wearing a black sweatshirt hoodie, dark ripped blue jeans, women’s grey converse sneakers and a black backpack. Chelsea has a large tattoo on her right side of a dream catcher with the word ‘Breathe.’ She left home with her 6 month old therapy dog named Bear. The dog is a 9 lbs brown and black terrier. Chelsea stopped taking her medicine and is in need of medical attention. Any information please contact authorities at 845-358-0206 or 911.
O'Donnell's rep Cindi Berger told The Associated Press that Chelsea has not been taking needed medication.
"Chelsea, like millions of people, lives with mental illness. It has been a difficult road for Chelsea and her family and they just want her back safe." Berger said.
O'Donnell, 53, tweeted a recent photo of her daughter along with Chelsea's dog Bear, whom she is believed to be with:
If you have any information about Chelsea's whereabouts please contact authorities at 845-358-0206 or call 911.
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