Source: The Dean Obeidallah Show

Former WWE Diva's Champion AJ Lee was recently a guest on The Dean Odeidallah Show to promote her new book, Crazy Is My Superpower: How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Rules. During the discussion, she talked about how her "Crazy Chick" gimmick was given to her by WWE, but they had no clue that she was dealing with bipolar disorder in real life.

"Kismet brought me to this character who was labeled the 'Crazy Chick,'" AJ said. Nobody knew that I was suffering from Bipolar Disorder in real life. And so, it really felt like hiding in plain sight and letting all my aggression out. My craziest, darkest moments, my brattiest moments, in front of millions of people on live television, I got to let that all out and expose all of that while still keeping my secret."

AJ felt that the outlet of performing in front of the crowd was cathartic, and really helped her with coping with her real-life struggle.

"If I didn't have a healthy outlet for [my Bipolar Disorder], I would just be at home, breaking walls and doors. So to be able to let that out and say, these are the things that I'd be ashamed of being or I'm afraid to be, these are the things I try not to be, or I'm so scared of becoming one day, and to just say 'screw it,' let me be the worst version of myself on TV and make it fun. And people loved it. They were able to connect to that because they feel those flaws inside of them."

You can hear the full interview by clicking here. Please use The Dean Odeidallah Show with the H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.

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