Comedian Jeff Garlin has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he shared in an Instagram post on Wednesday.
“Bipolar is a m———–r”, the former star of “The Goldbergs” wrote. “Sometimes it’s too much to deal with. I’m doing the best I can. This is the first time I’ve opened up about it.”
Garlin’s announcement came the same day “The Goldbergs” season 10 premiered. The actor left the show last year, in the middle of the ninth season, after allegations of misconduct were brought against him, according to Variety. His departure was a mutual decision between Garlin and the production, Variety reported at the time.
In an interview with vanity fair Last year, Garlin said he was not fired from the show, but said Human Resources had come to him “three years in a row” regarding his conduct on the show’s set.
“Well, to be honest with you, there is no story,” the 60-year-old said. “We have a difference of opinion, Sony and I. It’s fine. My opinion is that I have my process on how I’m funny, in terms of the scene and what I have to do. They feel like it’s a date.” “unsafe workspace”. Now mind you, my foolishness in creating an unsafe workspace: I don’t understand what that’s like… I’m always a kind and considerate person. I make mistakes, of course. But my comedy is about easing people’s pain. Why? Would I ever want to cause someone pain by laughing at me? That is bullying. That just isn’t necessary.”
In the same interview, Garlin apologized to his colleagues.
“And I’m sorry, I’m really sorry, that I hurt anyone’s feelings or made anyone feel very uncomfortable. That’s for sure,” he said.
Garlin also acts and produces for HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” She appeared in several episodes of “Arrested Development”, “Mad About You” and “Wizards of Waverly Place”.