New Delhi: His songs became an instant hit with the masses and rose to the stature of being called party anthems. Yo Yo Honey Singh ruled the music industry with his peppy rap numbers. Even Bollywood couldn't keep him off the track—so he gave us 'Lungi Dance', 'Party All Night' and several other foot-tapping songs.
However, there came a lull in his life when suddenly Yo Yo was nowhere to be seen. Several reports suggested that he took to rehab while others hinted over his fight with Bollywood superstars. Today on his birthday, let's unravel the real reasons behind his absence from the filmy scene.
In an interview with Times Of India, he talked about suffering from bipolar disorder and alcoholism. He was quoted as saying in the interview: “This is the first time I am talking about it as I want my fans to know what happened to me. Nobody knows about this, and I wanted to tell the world myself, not through a spokesperson. The last 18 months were the darkest phase of my life, and I wasn’t in a state to talk to anyone. I know there were rumours that I was in rehab (for drug overdose), but I was in my Noida house throughout.”
Also, he mentioned further about his condition saying, “The truth is I was suffering from bipolar disorder. It went on for 18 months, during which I changed four doctors, the medication wasn’t working on me and crazy things were happening. I must confess that I was bipolar and an alcoholic, which aggravated the condition.”
“It was scary. One year had passed and I wasn’t responding to medicines, until a fourth doctor from Delhi treated me. At one point, I thought I would live in this darkness forever. I had cut myself off from everyone. I didn’t come out of my room, forget stepping out of the house. I had a beard and I didn’t get a haircut for months. For someone who has performed in front of a crowd of 20,000, I was scared of facing 4-5 people. That’s what bipolar disorder does to you.”
"After the sun went down, I was scared of my own family. I wasn’t behaving like myself. I was a sick person. I wasn’t in my own control. But now it is all behind me and I’ve come out of it. I am under a doctor’s supervision, and before doing this interview, I called and told him that I was going to tell the world about this. I think I’m not my own, or my parents’ property. I belong to my fans who have made me. They needed to know, and this was the best time to talk about it. Today is also special as it’s my birthday."
Here's wishing you a 'happy and healthy' birthday Yo Yo!