Mariah Carey has revealed her battle with bipolar II disorder.
The legendary singer opened up about this in a new People magazine cover story, where she talked about having been diagnosed with the condition and where she is today.
“Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me,” she said. “It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn’t do that anymore. I sought and received treatment, I put positive people around me and I got back to doing what I love — writing songs and making music.”
The Hero singer went on to note that she was first diagnosed in 2001 when she was hospitalized following a breakdown. She only recently sought treatment after years of dealing with the condition, and now is in therapy and taking medication.
The condition involves periods of depression as well as hypomania.
Asked if her medication is working well, she said: “It’s not making me feel too tired or sluggish or anything like that. Finding the proper balance is what is most important.”
The singer tweeted the cover image of her story in People with a caption that said, “I’m grateful to be sharing this part of my journey with you.
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) April 11, 2018
You can read the rest of her story here.