Her Saved by the Bell co-stars may have all gone on to bigger and better things, but Lark Voorhies has been living with mental instability ever since graduating from Bayside High, her mother says.
Famous for her role as the show's lovable fashionista Lisa Turtle, Voorhies has been out of the spotlight since the series ended, except for a bizarre video that surfaced on the Internet last year, leading fans to believe Voorhies had a drug problem.
Not so, says her mother Tricia, telling People that Voorhies is in fact suffering from bipolar disorder. "There are things that have traumatized her," she says. "I care deeply about my daughter and I want her to resume her life."
Voorhies, meanwhile, is downplaying her mother's concern, telling the magazine that she is "over-loved" by Tricia and that she is doing fine, working on small projects and an album.
As for her odd behavior in the now-viral video, which shows her rambling and staring off into space mid-sentence, Lark says "I have a strong spiritual sense. You caught me in moments of pray [sic]."
We hope Voorhies gets the help she needs and is on the path to recovery.
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