Rosie O'Donnell Reports Her Daughter Is Missing & 'In Need of Medical Attention'

Oh no! Rosie O'Donnell reported her daughter Chelsea missing on Tuesday, a week after the teen was last seen by her family. The 17-year-old had been missing since August 11, and Nyack, New York, authorities have been searching the Rockland County area since Sunday.


O'Donnell shared the news on her website, and asked anyone with any information to come forward. "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,'" the note said.

She also warned that Chelsea had stopped taking her medication, and "is in need of medical attention." She was last seen with her 6-month-old therapy dog, Bear, a 9-pound black-and-brown terrier.

A statement from the star's publicist read, "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."

Just hours before O'Donnell went public with the news, she put out a plea for her daughter on Twitter. She posted a pic of Chelsea holding a baby, and said that her family was asking for her, and implored her to call home.

Chelsea is one of Rosie's five children, and was recently in the headlines when her birth mother told the National Enquirer that she was coerced by her then-husband to put the baby up for adoption. She claimed because she was on drugs, she was in "no condition to sign away my parental rights."

O'Donnell's publicist affirmed that the adoption was done "completely by the books," and that the family even "encouraged and supported Chelsea's desire to communicate with her birth mother." The rep also stated that Rosie and the birth mother had never met, and that it was "disappointing that Chelsea's birth mother would go public with this personal story."

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Given that Chelsea was missing for several days before she was reported missing, it looks like it may be a runaway case, but that doesn't make it any less scary for her loved ones. If even she voluntarily left, any number of things could have happened to her to prevent her from returning home, including symptoms of her mental disorder that would show up without her medication.

Hopefully Chelsea is safe and sound somewhere, and is reunited with her family soon.

Anyone with any information is asked to please contact authorities at 845-358-0206 or 911.


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