10 Celebrities Who Have Bipolar Disorder

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher, well known for her role as Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, had a public battle with drug and alcohol addiction, which was exacerbated by her mental illness.

Linda Hamilton

Linda Hamilton, well known for her role as Sarah Connor in the "Terminator" film franchise, opened up about her struggles with depression and bipolar disorder on CNN's "The Larry King Show" in 2005.

Mariah Carey

The legendary artist revealed in 2018 that she was hospitalised for a physical and mental breakdown after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2001. 

Robert Downey Jr.

 Downey's stepmother stated in a People Magazine interview in 2000 that the actor was diagnosed "a few years ago," adding that the condition was "the reason he had a hard time staying sober."


Halsey was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after attempting suicide when she was 17, and she admitted to misusing drugs immediately after her diagnosis. 

Ted Turner

Despite struggling with bipolar disorder for much of his life, he was able to achieve great success as a businessman. Turner allegedly took lithium to assist manage his problems.

Jane Pauley

Jane Pauley's bipolar condition was made public in her best-selling memoir, "Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue." "Part of my advocacy is not talking about the stigma," Pauley is claimed to have said in a 2014 interview with Time Magazine.