Bebe Rexha has revealed she has bipolar disorder, saying it sometimes leaves her feeling unable to work.
The singer, 29, opened up about the illness on Twitter, saying she no longer feels ‘ashamed’ to talk about her mental health.
She tweeted: ‘I didn’t understand why I felt so sick.
‘I felt lows that made me not want to leave my house or be around people and why I felt highs that wouldn’t let me sleep, wouldn’t let me stop working or creating music.
‘Now I know why.’
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I’m bipolar and I’m not ashamed anymore. That is all. (Crying my eyes out.)
— Bebe Rexha (@BebeRexha) April 15, 2019
What is bipolar disorder?
People with bipolar disorder go through extreme mood swings – they can either experience episodes of depression or mania.
When they are depressed, they will be feeling low and lethargic, when they experience mania, they feel high and overactive.
Sufferers often won’t experience a ‘normal’ mood very often, as extreme episodes can last for several weeks.
Mania can be as damaging as depressive episodes.
People with bipolar often become annoyed easily and even spend money on things they can’t afford or would normally want during a manic period.