Former “Goldberg” star and comedian Jeff Garlin — who left the long-running sitcom last year amid misconduct allegations — has revealed he has bipolar disorder.
“Bipolar is a jerk. Sometimes it’s too much to deal with,” Garin, 60, wrote on Instagram Late Tuesday night.
“I’m doing my best. This is the first time I’ve made it public.”
The announcement comes just hours before the show’s tenth season premiere, tonight at 8:30 am without his character
The Post reached out to Garin’s representatives for comment.
His character, Patriarch Murray Goldberg, was killed — not replaced — by co-showrunner Alex Barnes in the show’s tenth season told Entertainment Weekly.
“I’ve spoken to Jeff and he knows he’s not going to be replaced. The truth is, I don’t know if he knows his destiny, but I’m assuming he does and that’s going to be the answer to that,” Garin said when asked. Knowing the fate of his character, Barnes & Noble said. “We haven’t had a follow-up conversation since the writing began indicating that he had any specific clarification on this.”
In December, Garin told Vanity Fair that there had been a three-year human resources investigation over alleged misconduct.
“It’s always the same. It’s about me and my stupidity on set. They don’t think it’s appropriate. I do. That’s where we’re at. I’m not fired for it. tell the media.
Others have described his actions differently.
“He was extremely verbal and emotionally abusive,” an anonymous “Goldbergs” employee told deadline.
According to Deadline, Garin, who starred with Larry David on “Cutting Your Enthusiasm,” parted ways with “The Goldbergs” while season nine is still in production.
Co-star Wendy McClendon-Covey, who plays Garin’s on-screen wife Beverly Goldberg, said in March he was indifferent to the show, adding that the cast and crew have been working “to the best of their ability.” best efforts” to deal with the situation. The show used a stand-in-like gimmick to fill the hole left by Garin’s sudden departure.
“This season has put us in a loop because a.) it’s hard to fit in people who don’t want to be there and want to leave in midfield, and b.) we’re not going to rewrite the second half of the season,” McLendon-Covey tweeted in March.
In 2019, Deadline reported that Garin was almost fired from the ABC sitcom because His liberal use of the word “vagina” and other vulgar terms like “ball” on set. He also allegedly used offensive nicknames for longtime female colleagues.
Garin told The Washington Post in 2019: “I’m saying something really stupid, and I can’t believe anyone would find it offensive, but it’s true for everyone.”
“Every time I stand up [on the set] I go, ‘Oh my [female genitalia].It’s stupid and stupid, I obviously don’t have [female genitalia]. I said to them, ‘I understand if I work for an insurance company and have a bunch of desks — that’s not appropriate. But in a comedy atmosphere, it’s silly. They said, ‘What if we fire you?I said, ‘I’d love to announce Jeff Garlin because saying [that]. “