Mariah Carey shares sad details about twisted childhood while confessing secret health issues
While the songstress just recently revealed her bipolar diagnosis, it was her brother who first dropped the bombshell back in 2015.
Morgan Carey did an interview with The National ENQUIRER and gave a back story to how Mariah Carey developed her mental health issue. AmoMama gathered info from Radar Online.
He divulged on how their twisted childhood was a factor to the surprising diagnosis.
“Our mother set the stage for her dysfunctionality. She set the stage for the bipolarity, for the inability to have a healthy, honest relationship with a man, with this whole fixation on being a diva.”
Morgan said that their mother, Pat, a former opera singer, raised them in an atmosphere of “fear, abandonment, and dishonesty.”
She apparently partied hard, which began when their father Alfred Carey left them when Mariah was only three years old. Pat would reportedly leave Mariah and sister Alison with drunks and strangers.
The 48-year-old mother of twins Monroe and Moroccan opened up about her battle with bipolar disorder in an interview with People.
“I didn’t want to believe it. Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me. 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.”
She said that she initially thought she was just suffering from a severe sleep disorder.
“But it wasn’t normal insomnia and I wasn’t lying awake counting sheep. I was working and working and working…I was irritable and in constant fear of letting people down. It turns out that I was experiencing a form of mania. Eventually I would just hit a wall. I guess my depressive episodes were characterized by having very low energy. I would feel so lonely and sad—even guilty that I wasn’t doing what I needed to be doing for my career.”
She is currently taking medication for the bipolar II disorder and admitted that she is “in a really good place right now.”