Does Lark Voorhies Of 'Saved By The Bell' Suffer From Bipolar Disorder?
Lark Voorhies, 38, best known for playing Lisa Turtle in the 80s show that defined a generation, Saved By The Bell, which costarred Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack, Mario Lopez as Slater, Dustin Diamond as Screech, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly and, of course, Dennis Haskins as Mr. Belding, has been struggling with bipolar disorder, according to her mother, Tricia Voorhies, 64.
The claim came out after Voorhies did some interviews in which she as described as mumbling to herself, stopping and starting what she was saying at intermittent points, and staring into space, reports People.
Now Voorhies' mother, who lives with her, is coming out and saying that her daughter requires treatment, but is refusing. "There are things that have traumatized her," said Tricia. "I care deeply about my daughter and I want her to resume her life."
Even former Saved by the Bell costar Diamond noticed a change when he was working on the recent horror video, Creeps, with Voorhies. "The person who said 'hi' to me when she first showed up on set was not the same person at the end of the night," Diamond said, reports Examiner. "It was like talking to two different people."
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Voorhies, on the other hand, tells a different story, claiming that her mother is "over-loving" and that her odd behavior can be chalked up to her spirituality. "I have a strong spiritual sense," she says. "You caught me in moments of pray [sic]."
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