There’s hardly anyone in America who wouldn’t recognize Shelley Duvall. The famous actress, known for her waif figure, appeared in Woody Allen’s Annie Hall, starred alongside Robin Williams in Popeye, and most famously played Wendy Torrance in The Shining.
A rising star in the 1970s and 1980s, Duvall retired from acting in 2002. However, out of the public eye, no one knew what she was truly going through.
Duvall recently sat down for an interview with Dr. Phil McGraw, and it was clear the former actress is not doing well. Duvall is seriously mental ill and came forward as a cry for help.
Duvall claims that Robin Williams is still out there, and that she sees him regularly as a shape-shifter. She claims that the Sheriff of Nottingham is after her. She also believes there’s a disc implanted in her leg.
Now unrecognizable to the public, there is some good news. Dr. Phil brought her on his show with one goal in mind: to help her. Duvall fortunately knows she needs proper treatment.
“I’m very sick. I need help,” Duvall confessed to the doctor. When Dr. Phil told her that’s what he was there for, the actress beamed from ear to ear.
It is never easy to see someone you’ve grown up with — even from the distance of a television screen — in such a difficult state. Nevertheless, it’s clear Duvall is headed on the right path to recovery.
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