Jeff Garlin reveals bipolar disorder diagnosis after misconduct allegations

Former Goldbergs star and comedian Jeff Garlin – who left the sitcom last year in the wake of misconduct allegations – has revealed that he suffers from bipolar disorder.

“Bipolar disorder is a mother. Sometimes it’s just too much to deal with,” Garlin, 60, wrote on Instagram late Tuesday night.

“I’m doing the best I can. This is the first time I’ve opened up about this.”

This announcement comes just hours before the 10th season premiere of the show without his character, tonight at 8:30 p.m.

The Post has reached out to a Garlin representative for comment.

Alex Barno, one of the show’s co-hosts, said his character, Patriarch Murray Goldberg, is being killed – not replaced – for the show’s tenth season.

Jeff Garlin revealed his bipolar diagnosis hours before the start of the new season of “The Goldbergs.”
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“I had a conversation with Jeff knowing he wouldn’t be replaced. When asked if Garlin was aware of his character’s fate,” Barno said, “The truth is, I don’t know if he knows what his fate is, but I suppose he knows, the answer to that question would be.” “We haven’t had a subsequent conversation since the beginning of writing that he would have any specific clarification on that.”

Last December, Garlin told Vanity Fair that there had been three years of human resources investigations for his alleged inappropriate behavior.

“It’s always the same. It’s about me and my generosity on set. They don’t think it’s appropriate. I do. That’s where we are. I wasn’t fired because of it. We just think differently,” Garlin told the outlet at the time.

Others described his behavior differently.

“He’s very verbally and emotionally abusive,” an anonymous Goldbergs employee told Deadline.

Deadline reported that Garlin, who also stars alongside Larry David in “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” parted ways with “The Goldbergs” while season nine was still in production.

Jeff Garlin had parted ways with the show last year.
Jeff Garlin parted ways with the show last year.
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Co-star Wendy McClendon Coffey, who plays Garleen’s on-screen wife Beverly Goldberg, said in March that he was apathetic about the show, adding that the cast and crew were “doing their best” to deal with the situation. The show used tricks like a double body to fill in the holes left by Garlin’s sudden departure.

“This season threw us in an episode because a) it’s hard to integrate someone who doesn’t want to be there and wants to leave the middle of the scene, and b) we weren’t about to rewrite the second half of the chapter,” McLendon-Covey tweeted in March.

Garlin also admitted to Vanity Fair that he was “bored” with the show.

In 2019, Deadline reported that Garlin had nearly been dropped from the ABC sitcom due to His liberal use of the word “vagina” and other cliched terms like “balls” in the group. He is also alleged to have used offensive nicknames for his female colleagues for a long time.

Jeff Garlin allegedly used vulgar language and inappropriate nicknames on the set.
Jeff Garlin allegedly used vulgar language and inappropriate nicknames on the set.
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“I’ve been saying some really stupid silly things that I can’t believe anyone would find offensive, but to each their own,” Garlin told The Post in 2019.

He continued, “Every time I stand up [on the set] I go, ‘Oh, my God [female genitalia]Which is ridiculous and stupid, I obviously do not have [female genitalia]. And I said to them, ‘I understand if I work in an insurance office and there’s a bunch of offices – that’s inappropriate. But in a comedic atmosphere, this is stupid. They said: What if we separate you? And I said, ‘I’d like to announce that Jeff Garlin has been fired for saying [that]. “


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