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By Scott Stump

Hours after Rosie O'Donnell publicly appealed for help on Tuesday to find her 17-year-old daughter, whom she said had been missing for a week, the TV personality announced that Chelsea had been found.

"Chelsea has been found and is safe in police custody — thank u all for the help and light," O'Donnell tweeted Tuesday evening.

In a post on her website, the former panelist on "The View" wrote that police in Nyack, New York, where she has a home, had been searching for Chelsea in the Rockland County area since O'Donnell reported her missing on Sunday. She was last seen leaving home on Aug. 11 wearing a black sweatshirt hoodie, dark ripped blue jeans, women’s gray Converse sneakers and a black backpack. She has a large tattoo on her right side of a dream catcher with the word “Breathe.”

She was with her 6-month-old therapy dog, a nine-pound brown-and-black terrier named Bear. Chelsea has an undisclosed mental illness and had "stopped taking her medicine," according to O'Donnell.

"Chelsea, like millions of people, lives with mental illness," Cindi Berger, a spokeswoman for O'Donnell, told NBC News. "It has been a difficult road for Chelsea and her family and they just want her back safe."

O'Donnell, who has four children, adopted Chelsea in 1997.

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