— The NY Post has an article up talking about former WWE star AJ Lee and her battle with mental illness. Along with quotes in the article from Lee herself, she revealed that she once refused a storyline and was punished for it by being taken off of TV for two months.
In 2012, Brooks (aka AJ Lee) was due to take part in a series of goofy skits in which her character hallucinated, kissed a leprechaun and danced with dinosaurs from outer space. But, as a real-life secret sufferer of bipolar II disorder, and the daughter of a mom with the same condition, she couldn’t go through with it.
“It felt like it disrespected both me and my mother,” says the 30-year-old, who at the time was only public about her mother’s mental illness. “It was a joke, but, to me, it wasn’t something to laugh at.” As punishment for her refusal to do the skit, she was taken off TV for two months.
— To read the whole article/interview, click here.