Jeff Garlin, comedian and former
Comedian Jeff Garlin has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he shared in an Instagram post on Wednesday.
“Bipolar is a m——–r,” the former star of The Goldbergs wrote. “Sometimes it’s too much to deal with. I’m doing the best I can. This is the first time I’ve talked about it.”
Garlin’s announcement came on the same day that season 10 of “The Goldbergs” premiered. The actor left the show midway through the ninth season last year after he was accused of misconduct. Variety. Her exit 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 said HR had come to him “three years in a row” about his behavior on the show’s set.
“Well, to be honest with you, there is no story,” the 60-year-old said. “We have a difference of opinion, Sony and myself. Well. My opinion is, I have my process about how I’m funny, depending on the scene and what I have to do. Insecure work. place. Now, mind you, my stupidity is creating an unsafe workplace—I don’t understand how it is… I’ve always been a kind and thoughtful person. I make mistakes, of course. But My comedy is about easing people’s pain. Why? Would I ever want to laugh and hurt someone? That’s bullying.
In the same interview, Garlin apologized to his colleagues.
“And I’m sorry, I’m really sorry, for hurting anyone’s feelings, or for hurting anyone terribly. That’s for sure,” he said.
Garlin also stars in and produces HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” He appeared in several episodes of “Arrested Development”, “Mad About You” and “Wizards of Waverly Place”.