Lark Voorhies has revealed that she was not asked to appear in the upcoming restart by telling the clock that she is “wounded” but understands her “enigmatic” mental disorder may have been a factor.
The 45-year-old Lisa Turtle played in the hit show, read a journal article that she wrote about the feeling of being shunned by her former castmates during her rare public appearance on The Dr. Oz Show, which is broadcast on Wednesday.
“I have to admit that I felt a bit faint and hurt when I was not invited to participate in the Reunion of the Bell Reunion and other events with cast members, but of course I also realized that having this enigmatic condition played a role an important role in that factual decision, “she said.
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Snubbed: Lark Voorhies, 45, revealed during her performance in The Dr. Oz show that she was not asked to appear in the upcoming reboot of Save By the Bell
“With that in mind, I am really grateful that I had the opportunity to work on a show that has been so successful,” she added.
In 2012, Lark’s mother, Patricia, said that her daughter had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which the actress denied at the time.
Lark opened up about her mental health when host Dr. Mehmet Oz asked her about hearing “many competing voices,” saying that “it just goes on and on.”
Her psychiatrist Dr. Shahla Modir, who also appeared on the show, explained that Lark was incorrectly diagnosed as a bipolar and prevented her from “getting the right treatment.”
Throwback: Lark played Lisa Turtle in the teenage series, which ran on NBC from 1989 to 1993
Omitted: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley appear in the show. Tiffani Thiessen (second from the right) would also be in conversation to resume her role
“I feel it has been a process for us, that Lark even understands what happened to her, because sometimes when you have this condition, the part of your brain that recognizes that you have a condition doesn’t work either,” said the doctor .
Fight: Lark, pictured in a still from the show, has experienced a tough fight when it comes to getting a diagnosis and treatment
“So you don’t necessarily recognize that the voices are not real or that some of the thoughts you have are part of the disorder, and that makes it a challenge because then there’s nothing to treat if there’s nothing wrong.”
Lark’s mother also thought about the mental health of her daughter as she dr. Modir credited for helping her.
“I’m feeling really good right now, but I’ve struggled a lot. I cried many nights and I was completely surprised and bewildered, “she said.
“But I have to say, Dr. Modir has come the farthest to help my daughter meet her challenge. ”
Lark’s former Save By the Bell castmates Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zack Morris), Mario Lopez (AC Slater) and Elizabeth Berkley (Jessie Spano) will all appear on the revival of the series, which ran on NBC from 1989 to 1993.
Fight: Lark admitted that her “enigmatic” mental disorder might have been the reason why she was not asked to resume her role in the revival
In the past: Lark’s mother, Patricia (far left), said earlier that her daughter was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Dr. Lark’s psychiatrist Shahla Modir (center) appeared with them in the show
Tiffani Thiessen, who played Kelly Kapowski, would be in conversation to resume her role, although in the fall she admitted that she and her love on the Mark-Paul screen had no idea that the reboot was taking place.
“I don’t know anything about it,” she said Weekly at the time. “I – literally, Mark-Paul and I were like:” Oh, wow! I didn’t know that happened. “
It is unclear if she will return to Bayside High for the revival, but it seems as if Lark and Dustin Diamond (Samuel ‘Screech’ Powers) have been omitted.
The two have also been excluded over the years from the reunions of their former co-stars.
Mark-Paul, Mario, Elizabeth and Tiffani have remained friends and the former cast members came together for a dinner in 2019 to “celebrate 30 years of friendship.”
Omitted: Mark-Paul, Mario, Elizabeth and Tiffani remained friends and the former cast members met for a dinner in 2019 without Lark to celebrate ’30 years of friendship ‘
Looking back: Lar appeared with some of her former castmates in 2018 on the Saved By the Bell pop-up, Saved By The Max, but she was the only one there
Lark told Dr. Oz that she feels empowered when she sees them socializing without her, and explains: “They have the right to do that and they are happy in their element and they can certainly have it.”
But she noted that she wanted to be admitted and said, “Family is not kept complete without the guidance.”
Although Lark believes that her mental health played a role in the fact that she was smuggled out of the new show, Dustin has been in a whole series of problems since the end of Save By the Bell.
The actor was behind bars for three months after being found guilty of disorderly conduct and carrying a hidden weapon after a fight in 2004.
He even played in porn before publishing a well-known book about the height of his fame, entitled “Behind The Bell,” which allegedly upset his fellow castmates for his allegations of sexual misconduct and drug use.
Missing: Lark told Dr. Oz that she feels empowered when she sees her former friends socializing, but she remarked that she wanted to be included
All smiles: Lark went to Instagram on Monday to share a picture of himself with Dr. Oz, her mother and Dr. Modir while recording the show while promoting the episode
Last spring, Mark-Paul admitted that he had not spoken to Dustin for 25 years. It is unclear whether Lark is still in contact with one of her former co-stars.
She went to Instagram on Monday to share a photo of herself with Dr. Oz, her mother and Dr. Modir while recording the show while promoting the episode.
‘I want [to] thank everyone who has been so supportive during my trip in recent years, “she wrote. “It was very difficult to find the right way to talk about some of the challenges that I face every day.
“Please tune in to the Dr. this Wednesday. Oz show to learn about living with a mental disorder that many people don’t understand, “she continued. “I am very grateful to Dr. Oz, Dr. Modir, my mother and all of you who have supported me and wish me good times.
“I hope to raise mental health awareness to help others meet the same challenges. Thank you for sharing your stories with me over the years, no matter how strong you have been! I look forward to a better future and see the great things that can be achieved! “
The actress ended her candid position with the hashtags: #strength #love #life #fightthestigmaofmentalillness #larkvoorhies.