Lark Voorhies' mom claims actress has bipolar disorder
October 4th, 2012
10:11 AM ET

Lark Voorhies' mom claims actress has bipolar disorder

Earlier this year, "Saved by the Bell" actress Lark Voorhies took fans by surprise with an appearance on Yahoo!'s "The Yo Show" in May.

At the time, "Yo Show" host Michael Yo was focused on finding out what 38-year-old Voorhies, who starred as Lisa Turtle on cult classic "SBTB" from 1989 to 1993, had been up to.

While Voorhies explained that she's been "quite wonderful [and] very busy" with her own company, her mother is giving another update in People magazine's new issue, saying that her daughter has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

People magazine reports that the Yahoo! interview raised speculation that Voorhies was using drugs, claims both the actress and her mother, Tricia, have denied.

"There are things that have traumatized her," Tricia, who shares a home with Voorhies, told People. "I care deeply about my daughter and I want her to resume her life."

Voorhies also spoke with People in a series of interviews, during which the publication says Voorhies would stop mid-sentence and stare vacantly, or mumble to herself or others who weren't there.

When asked about her behavior, the actress explained that she has "a strong spiritual sense ... You caught me in moments of pray [sic]."

Calling her mother "over-loving," Voorhies told the publication that she's not sick and is steadily working with her production company, developing new music and writing.


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  1. who's has you or him...i don't i've been tested...

    i believe you overheard that convo also.

    June 8, 2013 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Brett Kolmetz

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    April 26, 2013 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. we have you baby

    at all times -

    October 7, 2012 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  5. is the wet noodle...

    on meds?

    October 7, 2012 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  6. Pasha

    People! She was on "Good Morning Miss Bliss" with Mark-Paul Gosselaar(sp). They both went on to the spinoff better known as "Saved by the bell". In any case I wish her well. Life isn't easy for anyone on the fringe. Labels & diagnosis are subjective a alot of times. Hopefully she will find her own way.

    October 7, 2012 at 5:23 am | Report abuse |
  7. Ed

    All i know is her and Tiffani Amber Theissen are the only reason i watched that stupid show.

    October 5, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Michael Calaizzo

    A cup of herbal tea would help her.

    October 5, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. I don't

    never have had it–

    October 5, 2012 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  10. Tootie

    leave me alone...

    October 5, 2012 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  11. Meh

    Who doesnt have a bipolar condition these days...

    October 5, 2012 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Ingrid

      I do not believe she has Bipolar Disorder. Unfortunately, this very difficult and mood controlling disorder has become a catch-all for all illnesses of the mind. I see a woman who may be struggling with a TBI, Schizo affective/ Schizophrenic or even drug abuse. Something is wong, indeed. But for those of us who struggle to maintain as much of a "normal" life with BP1 or 2, please refrain from constant assumption

      November 9, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ryan seacrest

    is a very busy person. He has no time for her....love you and thanks for the fun!!!!!

    October 5, 2012 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  13. hi its Dan the Hacker-

    i have a big hopper do you want to see it sometime?

    October 5, 2012 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  14. Flat Chested Hacker(you not me)

    nobody cares about you...oh wait maybe thats why you do it.

    October 5, 2012 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  15. Sokman

    Yes... Yes I do, thank you for noticing. About dame time I got some recognition in this joint! :-D

    October 4, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Jenna

    L O L :) Best post I've read in 6 months !

    October 4, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Sokman

    Her brother Jason is a much better actor, & if bipolar is hereditary, it would explain why he keeps hacking up all those secks-starved campers

    October 4, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Tim

    Regardless of who she is, I PRAY things will work out for her. May GOD be with her and protect her always.

    October 4, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  19. RUN DMC

    I love all the posts about her as Tootie.........really people?!? The very first line says she is from Saved By the Bell. Oye.

    October 4, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jillie

      I think she was on The Facts of Life before her role on SBTB.

      October 4, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ann

      You are right. She played both roles and is a wonderful person.

      October 4, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • SBTB FAN

      The woman who played Tootie on the Facts of Life is Kim Fields, not Lark Voorhies

      October 4, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laquanda

      Well. If she didn't play Tootie then why are we even talking about this Lark person? Is she some hip hop singer or rapper?

      October 4, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  20. James Marjorie

    i feel positive about her....Dan? your feelings? are you there..of course you are.

    October 4, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  21. ReDic

    So she has bipolar because her mom says she has bipolar and a rag magazine backs it up? Really?

    October 4, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Jillie

    Poor Tootie. We'll be sending positive energy her way.

    October 4, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Dimples

    Personally I think it was good that she let the public know about being bipolar. Because there are people who are ashame to admit they are or they have family members who are. Bipolar can happen to anyone rich, poor, black, and white.

    October 4, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Alan

    There's nothing shameful or dirty about any kind of depression.

    There are a range of treatments that can help people who are suffering from this medical condition.

    Exercise and talk therapy can help with the milder cases and more severe cases can improve with medications.

    October 4, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Nathalie

    I will always remember her as Tootie on The Facts of Life. Maybe if she would drink some vodka she would feel better.

    October 4, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dimples

      The young lady that played on the Facts of Life is Kim Fields who is 43 years old. Lark Voorhies is 38 years old. She is the one that played on saved by the bell.

      October 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lady

      The girl that played on The Fact Of Life is Kim Fields.

      October 4, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Neil

    Me too. I loved when she played Webster. Alex Karras was her dad. It was a nice family oriented show. We need more quality programs like Webster.

    October 4, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  27. She's sweet...

    she'll be fine

    October 4, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  28. Jeff

    She was awesome as Webster. I would have never known a girl was playing the part. GOOOO WEBSTER !

    October 4, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  29. I agree

    but I'm pretty sure she was on Webster.

    October 4, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  30. when someone has bipolar...

    its is better the other doesn't so they can help the other more logically

    October 4, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • sorry

      its is better the other person doesn't have it so they can help the other more logically

      October 4, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  31. I don't have it

    but there are many that do.

    October 4, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  32. I like this woman...

    she is admitting she hs problems and doing something about it. good for her

    October 4, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  33. Dan

    no its public information

    October 4, 2012 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  34. Missy

    I think this is private matter for her. She may be taking her meds and getting proper counseling and just trying to keep it our of the public eye. I dont think her mom should have said anything. There are rumors about alot of famous people. Leave her alone and let her work it out. It is a serious disorder people..get a life

    October 4, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  35. Dan

    gee your smart robert d.

    October 4, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  36. ALOT

    of people have this condition - with meds you an live a normal life

    October 4, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |

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