7 Celebrities With Bipolar Disorder

Around 3% of the US population suffers from bipolar disorder and it is only natural that this 3% would also include some big names. Many of our favorite TV and sports celebrities have come forward and declared in public that they are bipolar.

This article will shed some light on 7 most famous celebrities with bipolar disorder. With the help of this article, we want to encourage you to come forward if you suffer from mental issues and look for proper psychiatric help just like these celebrities did.


1. Catherine Zeta-Jones

attends the Michael Kors Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on September 12, 2012 in New York City.

Famous actress who first appeared in the movie “The Mask of Zorro” has been suffering from bipolar disorder for the last 20 years. She came forward in 2011 and admitted herself in a mental health facility for the treatment of Bipolar II disorder. Catherine went public to encourage other bipolar patients to look for help as she said in an interview: “There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help.”

2. Jean-Claude Van Dammjean-claude-van-damme

Popular action hero of 80’s and 90’s suffers from rapid cycling bipolar disorder. He did not look for help during the early part of his film career due to which, he suffered miserably in his personal life and got addicted to many drugs. However, he is now living a happy and balanced life with the help of regular medication and healthy lifestyle.

3. Britney Spears133662

We have all seen Britney Spears go through roller coaster of emotions which were all a result of bipolar disorder. Although she never openly admitted to suffering from this mental condition, but all of her symptoms pointed towards bipolar disorder. Nevertheless, all of her fans can now take a sigh of relief as she has regained her composure possibly with the help of proper treatment.

4. Linda Hamiltonlinda-hamilton-mental-illness

Linda Hamilton who we all know from her tough mom role in the movie “Terminator 2” has been suffering from bipolar for more than 20 years. She went public after 10 years of her official diagnosis and told the media about her mental condition. She hid her mental issues until she started taking the treatment more seriously and as a result of which, she started feeling better.

5. Kurt Cobainkurt_cobain3_620_465_100

The well famous musician who committed suicide is also believed to be bipolar. All of his symptoms gave the indication that he was suffering from severe bipolar disorder. He paid the price of inadequate treatment with his life and left this world with a silent message that mental issues should not be taken lightly and that money is not the solution to every problem.

6. Marilyn Monroemarilyn-monroe-392933_640

The poster girl of Hollywood’s golden era also suffered from life long bipolar disorder. This news was not very common until her doctor came forward in 2001 and declared that she was in-fact suffering from bipolar.

7. Mike Tysonmike-tyson

The once declared “Baddest Man on The Planet” due to his persona and deadly fighting style was also diagnosed with bipolar disorder. This diagnosis helped explain his wreck-less behavior both inside and outside the ring. Mike has now gained sobriety with the help of proper treatment and strong faith (Mike is a dedicated Muslim now).

Final Words

You have nothing to be ashamed of if you are suffering from bipolar or any other mental disorder as you did not bring upon these illnesses yourself. However, it is definitely in your control to look for appropriate medical help so that this suffering can end.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *