“Saved by the Bell” star Lark Voorhies denies having bipolar disorder
Actress Lark Voorhies — who is best known for playing the role of Lisa Turtle on the TV show “Saved by the Bell” — is denying allegations from her own mother that she suffers from a bipolar disorder.
According to reports, the mother of 38-year-old star Lark Voorhies recently told People that her daughter had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. But the report was quickly dismissed by Lark this week, saying her mother’s claim was “comical.”
In a bizarre video posted by media outlet TMZ, Lark Voorhies was hardly coherent in the video shot in Los Angeles, where she appeared in a parking lot with a male friend.
When asked whether the People magazine story about her having bipolar disorder was true, Voorhies responded: “Well I think it quite comical… I’ll put it to you like this, outside contract, everything is funny. Beautiful pictures though, don’t you think?”
Lark Voorhies appeared to be dazed and had difficulty completing her sentences. When asked about her spirituality, the actress said, “We’re all built on it. We’re all in tune to its calling and informant connection. I think that pretty much completes statement regarding that context.”
She also reportedly took abnormally long pauses and spoke nonsensically, saying things like, “Well you know, people want to express themselves and … you know, they will do so at free random.”
“The particular trade editorial [presumably People] and I are not in agreement, however. It’s so far left from what was actually atrast [???] or brought about.”
Earlier this month, the star’s mother, Tricia Voorhies, said she was concerned for her daughter’s health. “There are things that have traumatized her. I care deeply about my daughter and I want her to resume her life,” she said of the actress.
Lark Voorhies rose to fame playing Lisa Turtle in “Saved by the Bell,” for which she was nominated for the Young Artist Award four times, winning in 1990 and 1993. She also portrayed the role as a regular on “Good Morning, Miss Bliss.” In May 2001, Lark Voorhies started the Beverly Hills based production company, You Soy Productions, which is developing Voorhies film entitled, “The Hope for Pandora’s Box” as of 2012.