UPDATE: Good news. Just hours after the story spread that Rosie's daughter Chelsea was missing, she was found safe and was taken into police custody. South Nyack, NY police told ABC News that Chelsea was at the Jersey Shore with at least one other person. She reportedly refused medical attention and went with police without incident. They didn't know the status of her dog, Bear, though, so let's hope he's OK too.

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Rosie O'Donnell's 17-year-old daughter, Chelsea, is missing, the comedian revealed on Tuesday.

O'Donnell posted the news on her official Facebook page, linking to her website and imploring her fans and followers to come forward with any information that may lead to Chelsea's safe return. According to O'Donnell, Chelsea was last seen on Tuesday, August 11 in Nyack, New York (on Long Island), and was officially reported missing with local Rockland County authorities on Saturday, August 16.

Chelsea is apparently on medication, and has not taken it since she disappeared, O'Donnell said. The comedian added that Chelsea may be in New York City.

Here's the official statement from O'Donnell's 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.

Anyone with information about Chelsea's whereabouts is asked to contact Nyack Police at 845-358-0206, or call 911.

[via: Rosie O'Donnell]

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