Jeff Garlin Reveals Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis

Jeff Garlin revealed that he has bipolar disorder.

The 60-year-old actor first shared his diagnosis in a candid but short Instagram post on Tuesday.

“Bipolar is a motherf-ker,” he wrote. “Sometimes it’s just too much to handle. I’m trying my best. This is my first time opening up about this. #bipolar.”

The message came a day before the season 10 premiere of “The Goldbergs,” which revealed that Garlin’s character, Patriarch Murray Goldberg, had been murdered.

Last year, the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star shared that while he wasn’t fired from the sitcom, he was the subject of several human resources investigations that spanned three years into his on-set behavior.

Garlin previously admitted he was nearly fired for the inappropriate language he used on set.

“I said some really stupid stupid things that I can’t believe anyone would find offensive, but to each his own,” he told The Post at the time.

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Garlin left “The Goldbergs” last year amid allegations of on-set abuse.

The stand-up comedian abruptly left the series last December while it was still filming, amid allegations of misconduct and “abusive” behavior on set.

“He is extremely verbally and emotionally abusive,” an anonymous Goldbergs employee told Deadline at the time.

Members of the long-running ABC series’ cast and crew were reportedly upset about degrading language Garlin allegedly used, as well as his unwanted hugs.


Garlin plays Larry David’s manager in Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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Garlin plays Larry David’s manager in Curb Your Enthusiasm.


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And it sounds like at least one staff member won’t miss Garlin’s absence: his on-screen wife, Wendi McLendon-Covey.

Earlier this year, the 52-year-old ‘Bridesmaids’ star clapped back at a fan who criticized the show’s heavy-handed editing and use of a body double around Garlin’s blatant absence.

“This season threw us for a loop because a.) it’s hard to include someone who doesn’t want to be there and leave in the middle of the scene, and b.) we don’t [sic] about to rewrite the second half of the season,” she wrote. “We’re doing our best.”

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