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Lark Voorhies' mother reportedly says 'Saved By the Bell' star has bipolar disorder

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10/03/2012 by OnTheRedCarpet.com Staff

The mother of actress Lark Voorhies reportedly claims in a new interview that the former "Saved By the Bell" star is suffering from bipolar disorder.

Tricia Voorhies reportedly told People magazine that her 38-year-old daughter has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

The 64-year-old mother also explained to the magazine, "There are things that have traumatized her. I care deeply about my daughter and I want her to resume her life."

Mother and daughter live together in Pasadena, California. Lark Voorhies told the celebrity news outlet that she is not sick and describes her mother as "over-loving."

People magazine also mentions that during a series of interviews with them, Voorhies would "frequently stop mid-sentence and stare off." The report also claimed that actress mumbled to herself.

When asked for an explanation for her behavior, Voorhies reportedly said, "I have a strong spiritual sense." She later added, "You caught me in moments of pray [sic]."

Voorhies gained media attention in May when she appeared in an interview on Yahoo!'s OMG! series "The Yo Show" with host Michael Yo, which can be seen below. Viewers became alarmed because of the stark difference in her appearance from her "Saved by the Bell" days.

On the show, Voorhies talked about her new production company and a new film called "The Hope for Pandora's Box."

"I wrote, direct, produced, starred in," she said about the movie.

The actress is known for her role on "Saved by the Bell" as rich girl Lisa Turtle. Voorhies first played Turtle on the television series "Good Morning, Miss Bliss" from 1988 to 1989. The show later went on to be revamped and became "Saved by the Bell," which ran from 1989 to 1993.

Voorhies and her former "Saved by the Bell" co-stars reunited for a People magazine spread in 2009.

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