Rene Russo reveals struggle with Bipolar Disorder


Rene Russo Reveals Struggle with Bipolar Disorder (2)

Rene Russo visited “The Queen Latifah Show” and shocked the audience when she revealed she has been battling bipolar disorder.

The actress, who was promoting her upcoming film “Nightcrawler” with Jake Gyllenhaal, was asked to share something she had to “push through” in her life.

Rene Russo replied to Queen Latifah: “My mom said my whole childhood… was stop and go. And then I stopped and was like, ‘Whoa’ – that was it for me. I didn’t really expect to say this, but that was really it for me. I literally crashed, hit a wall and couldn’t get out of bed. I thought it was depression, but if you take anti-depressants it speeds you up more.”

Russo never talked about her bipolar disorder. She explained she takes meds for it, then added: “I have friends who don’t want to go on medication, and they are suffering.”

Queen Latifah replied by saying: “Thank you so much for sharing that. That can really help some people.”

The interview airs on BET on October 30.

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