With Charlie Sheen admitting to being bipolar, here’s a look at other celebs who’ve battled long and hard with the disorder
He was known for his upbeat comedy and was part of shows like Whose Line Is It Anyway? The 44-year-old comedian-turned-actor, also an Emmy award winner, opened up about dealing with depression in 2014 when he had admitted, “People are like, ‘Wayne Brady’s always happy! No I’m not. Because I’m human.” Brady has secretly battled with depression for years and an event that especially hit him hard was the tragic passing of Robin Williams in August 2014, who took his own life after a long time struggle with depression.
The rapper, who brought in 2016 in Las Vegas, is now in the news for investing in an app called Blindspot. It supposedly encourages bullying, seeing as it allows users to send anonymous messages to anyone. Nicki Minaj’s status as controversy’s child is once again blamed on bipolar disorder and early depression. She was famously quoted as saying, “I kept having doors slammed on my face. I felt like nothing was working…’’
About a week ago, the former Two And A Half Men star Charlie Sheen finally admitted of manic behaviour, a symptom of being bipolar. During an appearance on The Dr Oz Show, the controversial star said, “I’ve been described or ‘diagnosed’ by enough people, and I guess at some point you have to take a look at it if it keeps walking like a duck, you know? And I’m not opposed to investigating that aspect of myself. I’ve come this far, might as well fix it all, right?”Hollywood has had several stars in the past who have publicly acknowledged of dealing with depression and
being bipolar – Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mel Gibson, and Richard Dreyfuss to name a few.
Burning up Instagram with a shirtless performance in Las Vegas just a fornight ago, hip hop star Chris Brown is never too far from trouble. In fact, it appears his constant tussle with the law and alleged domestic abuse can be narrowed down to bipolar disorder. A couple of years ago, when he was in custody for violence, his judge ruled that he attend therapy sessions with his shrink twice a week. That said, the singer, famous for trading insults online, will not be charged for a Las Vegas battery case, in which he was named a suspect earlier this month.
Fisher wh o resurfaced with the latest franchise of the successful Star Wars, became rather public about her problems with depression, and her various addictions. Her 2008-autobiography Wishful Thinking, whose audiobook even won a nomination at the Grammy, was followed up with a memoir, Shockaholic, in which she talks about her therapy in great detail.
In 2014-15, Creed frontman Scott Stapp revealed he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. In events leading up the diagnosis, Stapp was into alcohol and drug addiction, and had erratic behavior. “In my delusional thinking, I thought my family was involved in ISIS, and that millions of dollars had been taken from me to support terrorism. All of it was nonsense. I was out of my mind,” he was quoted in the People’s Magazine.
Singer-actor Demi Lovato will be kickstarting one of the year’s biggest concerts in June, with Nick Jonas. Plus, she has been identified by 2016 American presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to connect with the youth. Apparently, Lovato, 23, learned she had bipolar disorder after she checked into a rehab with depression and eating disorder five years ago. In true millennial style, she openly discussed her condition in an interview with People Magazine a year after. “Now I live well with bipolar disorder. Happiness is a choice. Life is a roller coaster,” she has been quoted saying.