Former ‘The Goldbergs’ star and comedian Jeff Garlin — who left the long-running sitcom last year In view of allegations of misconduct – has revealed that he is suffering from bipolar disorder.
“Bipolar is a motherf-ker. Sometimes it’s too much to deal with,” Garlin, 60, wrote on Instagram Late Tuesday night.
“I’m doing my best. This is the first time I’ve opened up about this.”
The announcement comes hours before the show’s 10th season premiere, without his character, tonight at 8:30
The post reached out to a representative for Garlin for comment.
His character, Patriarch Murray Goldberg, is being killed—not replaced—for the show’s 10th season, according to co-showrunner Alex Barno. told Entertainment Weekly,
“I’ve had a conversation with Jeff and he knows he’s not going to be replaced. The truth is, I don’t know if he knows what his fate is, but I think he knows, that question. The answer would be,” Barno said on whether Garlin was aware of his character’s fate. “We haven’t had any conversations since the beginning of writing that they would have any specific clarity on that.”
Last December, Garlin told Vanity Fair That his alleged inappropriate conduct led to a three-year HR investigation.
“It’s always the same thing. It’s about me and my stupidity on set. They don’t think it’s fair. I do. That’s where we are. I’m not fired because of it. We just think differently.” are,” Garlin told the outlet at the time.
Others have portrayed his behavior differently.
“He is extremely verbally and emotionally abusive,” reported an anonymous “Goldbergs” employee. time limit,
Garlin, who also star together larry david As Deadline reports, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” mutually parted ways with “The Goldbergs” while the ninth season was still in production.
Co-star Wendy McLendon-Covey, who plays Garlin’s on-screen wife Beverly Goldberg, said in March that she was indifferent to the show, adding the cast and crew “do their best” to handle the situation. ” Was doing. performance Used to gimmick like a body double To fill in the holes left by Garlin’s sudden departure.
“This season threw us for a loop because a.) it’s hard to contain someone who doesn’t want to be there and leave mid-scene, and b.) we weren’t supposed to rewrite the second half. season,” McLendon-Covey tweeted in March,
In 2019, Deadline reported that Garlin was almost let go from the ABC sitcom because His liberal use of the word “vagina” And other obscene words like “balls” on set. He also reportedly used offensive nicknames for longtime female colleagues.
“I was saying really silly stupid things that I can’t believe anyone would find offensive, but to each his own,” Garlin Told The Post in 2019,
He continued: “Every time I stand [on the set] I go, ‘oh my’ [female genitalia], which is silly and silly, I clearly don’t have [female genitalia], And I told him, ‘I understand that if I worked in an insurance office and there’s a bunch of desks in there – that’s unfair. But it is stupid in a humorous atmosphere. He said, ‘What if we fire you?’ And I said, ‘I’d love to announce that Jeff Garlin was fired for saying [that],