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Mariah Carey Announces Memoir After Bi-Polar Revelation

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Mariah Carey opened up to PEOPLE earlier this week, and revealed she’s been hiding a 17-year battle with bi-polar II disorder. And now that she feels “freed,” a rep from her team has confirmed that a MC memoir is officially in the works. 

Page Six was the first to hear about the book, and was told, “There were very few people in her circle who knew [she was bi-polar]. It was a very personal decision for her. She’s been on and off medication since she was diagnosed.”

Fans learned Carey was first diagnosed with bi-polar disorder in 2001 when she was treated after suffering a mental and physical breakdown. But scared that she would be criticized, labeled, or stigmatized because of her illness, MC chose to keep quiet.

“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 close to MC said. 

Another source told the media brand, that, “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.”

There’s no information on the title of the memoir or the juicy details inside, but it’s clear the Grammy Award-winning singer has a lot to get off her chest.

In the meantime, Carey is in the studio working on her 15th studio album in addition to planning an upcoming tour.

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