Music superstar Mariah Carey has revealed something that not ever her "lambs" knew. She talked about her struggle with bipolar disorder.
A Revealing Interview
Carey openly spoke about this topic in a revealing interview with People Magazine editor-in-chief Jess Cagle. The "Always Be My Baby" singer-songwriter stated that she decided to seek help after recent events in her life. She said that she previously ignored the problem numerous times throughout her life.
"Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear that someone would expose me. It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn't do that anymore," said Carey.
The performer revealed that she goes to therapy and uses medication to deal with bipolar II disorder. The National Institute of Mental Health defines bipolar II disorder as a pattern of depressive episodes and hypo-manic episodes. Also, people that suffer from bipolar II disorder can have an imbalance in activity level and might have problems dealing with everyday tasks.
The singer, who co-parents 6-year-old twins Morocco and Monroe with her ex-husband, television personality Nick Cannon, felt comfortable coming forward with the information. Carey also mentioned that while battling bipolar II disorder could be isolating at times, she will not allow the disease to control her.
The Rallying Of The 'Lambs'
When Carey posted the cover image from the People Magazine issue, her legions of fans tenderly known as the lambs pounced on the chance to rally around their favorite singer. Many lambs posted heartfelt messages to the singer saying how much the revelation meant to them.
Mariah, I love you so much. You're so strong, which is why you are my inspiration. My father struggled with bipolar disorder, and I believe my brother is going through the same thing. You are never alone, my love. Thank you so much for your vulnerability once again. ️— Her. She Is Mariah. (@myMIMIisPerfect) April 11, 2018
We love you so much! We are SO PROUD and we'll ALWAYS be here for YOU! You've been through a lot but always picked yourself up! You're an example for so many! I love you unconditionally, Mariah Carey! ️️️ — Esteban (@Esteban_RDiva) April 11, 2018
I'm grateful to be sharing this part of my journey with you. @MrJessCagle @people https://t.co/jy1fOk4mMK pic.twitter.com/9E2D2OTARo— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) April 11, 2018
James Packer's Mental Health Crisis
Weeks before Carey revealed that she struggled with her mental health, a former member of her inner circle was also suffering from his own mental health crisis. A representative of her former fiancé, James Packer, admitted that he was seeking help at a psychiatric hospital in the United States. Carey and Packer broke up in October 2016 following a whirlwind romance that peaked when Packer proposed to her in January 2016.
Earlier in January, Carey got caught in a legal battle with a South American concert promoter. The promoter, known as FEG, sued her for $3 million after the "Hero" singer canceled her two shows in Argentina and Chile at the last minute. Carey counter-sued against FEG because they did not pay in full by the agreed-upon date.
Golden Globes And Tea
Carey made her an appearance at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. She helped Common announce that Alexandre Desplat won Best Original Score for his work in The Shape of Water. Before she hit the red carpet, Carey returned to Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve following her disastrous 2016 performance. While Carey delivered a spectacular performance, she stated her tea as she performed in front of millions of people that gathered at Times Square in New York.