The comedian Jeff Garlin revealed in a post on Instagram on Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
The former star of “The Goldbergs” wrote, “Bipolar is an m—————-r.” “Sometimes it’s just too much to deal with. I’m doing the best I can. This the first time that I’ve opened up about this.”
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On the same day that Season 10 of “The Goldbergs” debuted, Garlin made his statement. According to Variety, the actor quit the program last year in the middle of the ninth season following the claims of misbehavior. Variety stated at the time that Garlin and production had decided to part ways. Garlin stated that he was not terminated from the show in an interview with Vanity Fair last year, but that HR had approached him “three years in a row” criticizing his behavior on the set.
The 60-year-old answered, “Well, to be honest with you, there is no story,” “We have a difference of opinion, Sony and myself. Okay. My opinion is, I have my process about how I’m funny, in terms of the scene and what I have to do. They feel that it makes for a quote ‘unsafe’ workspace. Now, mind you, my silliness making an unsafe workspace — I don’t understand how that is… I am always a kind and thoughtful person. I make mistakes, sure. But my comedy is about easing people’s pain. Why would I ever want to cause pain in anybody for a laugh? That’s bullying. That’s just uncalled for.”