LOS ANGELES-Mariah Carey is thankful for the "overwhelming support" she has received since speaking out about her bipolar diagnoses.
Carey, one of the best-selling music artists in the world with 200 million records sold and hits like "We Belong Together", said she was taking medication for the bipolar II form of the disorder, which is marked by less severe mood swings between depression and hyperactivity.
Stopler was responsible for helping maintain the singer's professional and personal crises, alongside protecting her client against the vitriolic press who constantly aimed to taint Carey's polarizing public persona. "It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn't do that anymore". The singer took to social media to share an encouraging post.
When the manager and musician went their separate ways past year, they released a joint statement that said it was no longer "in their mutual best interest" to continue their partnership, but that they would "continue to support each other" in numerous endeavours.
Mariah revealed her 17-year-long battle with the disorder earlier this week, where she admitted she was living in "denial and isolation" before speaking publicly about her struggle.
She finally got proper treatment after "the hardest couple of years I've been through", the star said. But it wasn't normal insomnia and I wasn't lying awake counting sheep. I was irritable and in constant fear of letting people down.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Mariah Carey for comment.
Only last week, Mariah was praised for coming forward about the secret plight of her bipolar II disorder.