Carey wakes up to bipolar nightmare

Central Station | 13 Apr 2018

Pop superstar Mariah Carey has revealed that she suffers from bipolar disorder and has entered treatment. The singer, whose sweeping five-octave vocal range helped make her one of the most successful artists of the 1990s, said she decided to go public to help remove stigma over the mental illness.

"Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me," she said.

Carey, who is in her late 40s, said she long presumed she had a sleeping problem but that her insomnia and irritability turned out to be the lows of bipolar disorder, commonly known as manic depression. "I would feel so lonely and sad - even guilty that I wasn't doing what I needed to be doing for my career," she said.

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