A few months ago, the net was abuzz after fans of “Saved By The Bell” saw a few recent photos of Lark Voorhies.
After photos spread of Lark’s drastic appearance change, there were rumors that she was suffering from Lupus or some other disease, but that wasn’t the case.
Sadly the once beautiful 38 year old actress is battling a similar disorder as fellow child star Maia Campbell.
Find out how life has changed for “Lisa Turtle” below…
ABCNews reports that life has taken a downturn for Voorhies since her days as Lisa Turtle on “Saved by the Bell.”
Bipolar disorder is a condition in which people go back and forth between periods of a very good or irritable mood and depression. The “mood swings” between mania and depression can be very quick.
Typically, during a manic phase, a person’s appearance changes abruptly: the style of dress may become more sexually provocative or flamboyant, or disheveled and slovenly.
Lark’s mom, Tricia, recently revealed to People magazine that the actress has been battling the disorder.
“There are things that have traumatized her,” she said.
“I care deeply about my daughter and I want her to resume her life.”
Lark, who shares a home with her mother, was also interviewed by the magazine and she denied that she has a mental disorder.
When asked about her mother’s statements, Voorhies replied:
“Oh no,” she said, when asked if she’s bipolar.
Voorhies then reportedly stared into space and mumbled “to herself or to others who weren’t there” during the interview.
When the interviewer asked her to explain her bizarre behavior, Voorhies said,
“I have a strong spiritual sense. You caught me in moments of pray.”
I’m choosing to believe the mom for $100 Alex.
Why is it that so many of our child stars are suffering from some sort of mental illness? What the hell did Hollyweird do to those kids?