Lark Voorhies is best known as fashionista Lisa Turtle from ‘”Saved By The Bell,” but now her mother is telling People that her daughter is suffering from bipolar disorder.
[Click here to see a desperate-looking Voorhies, photographed by People.]
The former teen star, however, is denying that anything is wrong even though a bizarre Yahoo video went viral earlier this year.
Though Voorhies made it seem she was extremely busy in the video, all she could talk about was her “Saved By The Bell Days” and all anyone else talked about after seeing it was the video of “Lisa Turtle.”
Her make-up was overdone and some wondered if she had had plastic surgery.
Others surmised that Voorhies was using drugs, which she adamantly denies, but her mother explained to People that instead Voorhies had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
When interviewing Voorhies, 38, it appeared to People that there was something wrong considering she would frequently stop speaking in the middle of her sentences and start to stare off into space.
When she was speaking, she would reportedly often mumble to herself, and even speak to people who were not even there.
"There are things that have traumatized her," says Tricia Voorhies, 64, who lives with her daughter in Pasadena, Calif. "I care deeply about my daughter and I want her to resume her life."
But Lark Voorhies said her mother is just "over-loving" and worries about her too much even though there is no need for her concern.
The 1990s actress maintains that she is not sick and actually is extremely busy with working on low-budget indie productions, recording music and self-publishing her own books.
Voorhies also gave People an explanation for her mumbling:
"I have a strong spiritual sense," she says. "You caught me in moments of pray [sic]."
While some "Saved by the Bell" actors went on to be relatively famous, like Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zack Morris) and Mario Lopez (A.C. Slater), Voorhies has done the least out of her cast mates.
Mario Lopez has hosted various shows and could be the next host of “The X Factor” and Mark-Paul Gosselaar has appeared on several television series after “Saved By The Bell,” with his latest show “Raising The Bar” just being renewed.