Jennifer Lewis is talking about her battles with bipolar and sex addiction. In a recent interview with People magazine, she opens up about how this affected her life, and the repeating cycle of her behaviors was detrimental to her well-being. With therapy and medication, she’s returned to a healthy lifestyle.

“We are as sick as our secrets, so I tell everything,” says the 60-year-old singer and actress, who lived with an undiagnosed bipolar disorder and a sex addiction through her 20s.  As the years passed, her undiagnosed bipolar symptoms worsened, and by 1989 she was heavily self-medicating with alcohol in addition to sex. Eventually, she sought help, and her therapist Rachel diagnosed her as having bipolar disorder.

Read more about her struggles here; http://people.com/tv/blackish-jenifer-lewis-sex-addiction-bipolar-disorder-book-interview/