Famous Black celebrities with mental illness

DMX

Earl Simmons- DMX mugshot (Image Source: Erie County Jail Police Handout)
Earl Simmons- DMX mugshot (Image Source: Erie County Jail Police Handout)

DMX has had serious run-ins with the law that have plaugued him for years. Part of this is due to his struggle with bipolar disorder. In 2012, DMX appeared on the “Dr. Phil Show” and stated, “I used to be really clear on who was what and what characteristics each personality had. But I don’t know at this point. I’m not even sure there is a difference.” He continued, “I’m Earl when I’m with my children. I miss my children, I miss my children, I miss my children.”

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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