Ruby Wax tells the Telegraph about her new show Losing It, about her experience of bipolar disorder. Performances of the show started at the Priory, where Wax has spent some time, and now it moves on to a national theatrical tour.
It sounds interesting, but also of note are her comments about fellow celebrity bipolar sufferer Stephen Fry and particularly his 2005 documentary about his illness:
I thought it was irresponsible,” she says, “because if you are bipolar you really should be on drugs. He said he doesn’t take his medication. I haven’t seen him since then. It’s not my business, but I just don’t think it’s a great message.”
If Stephen Fry believes he can manage his condition without medication and there is no evidence to the contrary, then why is that irresponsible?