Lark Voorhies, who played the infamous Lisa Turtle on "Save By The Bell," told Entertainment Tonight, in a shocking new interview, that she is not bipolar but rather has an "opinionata."
Voorhies, 38, told ET she was completely duped by People magazine which reported she suffers from bipolar disorder in a recent profile. But according to the actress, she does not see a doctor nor does she have a mental illness.
"It is a small u …opinionata that is getting blown currently out of proportions," Voorhies said. "I have no stating reasons why anyone should worry about me. Clearly, I am a very strong, top-of-the line, always riding to it personage.
"I have no worries myself, nor do I exude, exhibit or possess within my living stratus any reason why someone should worry [on] my behalf -- it's completely fictional."
"It's much like fighting...when you enlist in the Army," she continued on. "You get yourself physically fit, mentally fit and informational-wise fit, so it's just the same. It's like stage boot camp."
"You know, you put all the right elements together and you keep them going...we have to be entertainers. This is our particular angle."
Reports of Voorhies' possible mental illness date back to the People magazine article, where her 64-year-old mother Tricia alleged that her daughter had bipolar disorder.
"There are things that have traumatized her. I care deeply about my daughter and I want her to resume her life."
Her mother said Voorhies was traumatized since 2001 when she divorced Miguel Coleman and had be trying to go under professional care regularly.
"She's trying so hard," Tricia said. "She says she's delayed, but she's going to get there."
Voorhies wrote off her mother's interview, calling her "over-loving."
However, People magazine alleged there was still something wrong with Voorhies, since she would stare off into space, frequently stop or mumble to herself throughout the interview.
Voorhies said her mumbling was actually prayer, since she is a Jehovah's Witness.
"Oh no. We're alive in a major time of all-in-all prophecy…you caught me in moments of pray…I have a strong spiritual sense," she said.
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