Rosie O’Donnell’s 17-year-old daughter has been missing for a week and she may be in need of medical attention. Rosie is asking anyone who might have seen Chelsea to reach out to authorities. New York police have been looking for her in the Rockland County area since Sunday.
A statement was posted to Rosie’s website that reads:
“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.”
The star also took to social media, posting a photo of her daughter and the dog.
chelsea and her dog bear – last seen in nyack ny – may be in NYC – please call 845-358-0206 or 911 pic.twitter.com/1jXbNxravZ
— Rosie (@Rosie) August 18, 2015
“Chelsea, like millions of people, lives with mental illness,” Cindi Berger, O’Donnell’s representative, told PEOPLE. “It has been a difficult road for Chelsea and her family and they just want her back safe.”
Chelsea is one of Rosie’s daughters with her first wife, Kelli Carpenter. The couple (who have been divorced since 2007) also have a son (Blake) and another daughter (Vivienne). Rosie is mother to two more children — her son Parker, who she adopted in 1995, and her daughter Dakota, who she adopted with her second wife, Michelle Rounds.
Chelsea Belle O’Donnell is pictured below (right).
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