Famous Black celebrities with mental illness

Macy Gray

Macy Gray Album Cover
Macy Gray Album Cover

When singer Macy Gray was asked during an interview with media outlet Daily Mail in 2007 she revealed her bipolar condition. Gray stated, “I used to be on medication, but I am not anymore, so if I was bipolar, I guess I am cured.” She went on to talk more about her condition in 2010 when asked how it felt to be bipolar. Gray responded, “It just has very extreme ups and downs. It’s one thing and then another, and they’re always opposite.”

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.



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