Comedian and Former ‘The Goldbergs’ Star Jeff Garlin Reveals He Has Bipolar Disorder


Comedian Jeff Garlin has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he shared in an Instagram post on Wednesday.

“Bipolar is an m———–r,” the former star of “The Goldbergs” wrote. “Sometimes it’s just too much to handle. I’m doing my best. This is the first time I’ve been candid about this.”

His post included a photo of a man reading a magazine with the word “MAD” written on it.

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Comedian Jeff Garlin visits SiriusXM Studios on November 15, 2019 in New York City.

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Garlin’s announcement came the same day that season 10 of “The Goldbergs” premiered. The actor left the show last year, in the middle of its ninth season, after allegations of misconduct were leveled against him. Variety. His departure was a mutual decision between Garlin and production, Variety reported at the time.

In an interview with Vanity Fair last year, Garlin said he wasn’t fired from the show, but he said HR had come to him “three years in a row” regarding his behavior on the show’s set.

“Well, to be honest, there is no story,” said the 60-year-old. “We disagree, Sony and I. Okay. My opinion is, I have my process on how I’m funny, scene wise and what I should do. They think it makes for a quote ‘unsafe’ workspace. Mind you, my folly of making an unsafe workspace – i don’t understand how that is… I’m always a nice and considerate person I sure make mistakes But my comedy is about relieving people’s pain Why should I “Ever want to hurt someone just to laugh? That’s bullying. That’s just inappropriate.”

In the same interview, Garlin apologized to his colleagues.

“And I’m sorry, I’m really sorry that I hurt someone’s feelings or made someone feel really uncomfortable. That’s for sure,” he said.

Garlin also acts in and produces for HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” He appeared in several episodes of ‘Arrested Development’, ‘Mad About You’ and ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’.

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