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Rosie O'Donnell reassures fans after daughter's hospitalisation

Published 08/09/2016

Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell has shared a throwback picture of her adopted daughter to let her fans know Chelsea is doing OK.

Rosie O'Donnell has assured fans her adopted daughter Chelsea "is ok" amid reports she is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation at a New York hospital.

Chelsea, 19, was reportedly hospitalised in Long Island this week (beg05Sep16) and admitted to a programme which offers mental health assessments on an emergency basis and subsequent treatments such as interventions, according to E! News. She will reportedly be evaluated by social workers and psychiatrists.

Following the news, Rosie took to Twitter to tell her followers about her daughter's progress.

Keeping it short, Rosie shared a throwback picture of the teenager, alongside the caption: "She is ok... #RealLife #chillymy."

The comedienne later posted a snap of Orange Is the New Black actress Natasha Lyonne posing for the new issue of Tablet magazine, writing: "Perfection."

The reasons behind Chelsea's admission are unknown, though a source told E! that she is "alert and awake" and "is safe".

Rosie and Chelsea had recently made amends following months of estrangement, with the comedienne marking their reconciliation on Instagram in August (16) by sharing a picture of the pair and writing, "chelsea and me - what a difference a year makes #hopelives".

Chelsea has appeared on Rosie's Instagram two more times since, including a selfie with her mother on her birthday last week (ends04Sep16). In the caption Rosie wrote, "happy birthday chelsea belle !!! 19 today #believe."

Chelsea, who was adopted during Rosie's marriage to Kelli Carpenter, which officially ended in 2004, was reported missing in August last year (15) when she left their New York home to live in New Jersey with a 25-year-old man she had met on Tinder.

At the time, Rosie's representatives claimed Chelsea was living with "mental illness" but Chelsea disputed the reports. She was found a day later and returned home by police.

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