The singer’s rep confirmed she is writing a memoir, and a source told Page Six she’s been “looking inward” and that disclosing her bipolar disorder to People magazine has been freeing.
“There were very few people in her circle who knew [she was bipolar]. It was a very personal decision for her. She’s been on and off medication since she was diagnosed,” a source told us.
Carey was diagnosed in 2001. She revealed to People that she’s currently on medication and has taken control.
“There was a small group of people who really cared for her, personally. They gradually left. There were a lot of issues. It was so layered. It was very, very bad,” a source said.
Carey is currently in the studio working on her 15th studio album and an upcoming tour.
Another source said of Carey’s life, “At a certain point, the truth will set you free. Hopefully, [being vocal about bipolar disorder] will be freeing for her. When you have people that you were close with, like Whitney and Prince, at a certain point, you look inward and come to terms with whatever demons you have.”