Saved By The Bell star Lark Voorhies sat down with Dr. Oz and got candid about several personal things.
During the sit-down, which aired Wednesday, Voorhies discussed her mental health and the fact that she was left out of the upcoming reboot of Saved By The Bell.
Lark Voorhies played Lisa Marie Turtle on the series, and in the interview, Voorhies read from a journal entry she wrote regarding the situation.
“I have to admit I did feel a bit slighted and hurt when I was not invited to be part of the Saved By The Bell reunion as well as other cast members events, yet of course, I also realized that having this puzzling disorder may have played a part in that factual decision,” Voorhies said. “With that in mind, I am truly thankful for having had the chance to work on a show that has been so successful.”
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, previously, Voorhies’ mother, Tricia Voorhies, released statements saying her daughter had bipolar disorder. However, Lark denied those claims.
But during the recent interview, the two lead a candid discussion surrounding her mental health, revealing the specifics of her condition.
Voorhies explained that she often experienced “competing voices” and said, “it just goes on and on.”
”Schizoaffective thought disorder and that was a perfect example of what it does and how it behaves and what it creates around and about it,” Voorhies revealed, referring to a clip of herself.
In addition to being left out of the Saved By The Bell reboot, cast members also held a celebratory dinner to celebrate “30 years of friendship.” Mario Lopez, Tiffani Thiessen, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and Elizabeth Berkley all attended, but Voorhies and Dustin Diamond were not in attendance.
“They have the right to do that, and they’re happy in their element, and they can have it, certainly,” Voorhies said in response to the dinner.
However, According to US Weekly, Mark-Paul Gosselaar or Tiffani Thiessen were not asked to return for the reboot either.
“I don’t know anything about it. I literally, Mark-Paul and I were like, ‘Oh wow! I didn’t know that was happening,” Thiessen told US Weekly.