Mariah Carey calls breakdown ‘a diva fit’
Mariah Carey insists her handlers made too much of her 2001 ‘breakdown’ and she had to turn to a therapist for help. in a new interview with Variety’s annual Power of Women issue, carey has opened up about her reported breakdown in 2001, revealing people couldn’t deal with her standing up for herself because they didn’t think she was capable. “it was an emotional and physical breakdown, but it wasn’t a nervous breakdown, because you don’t recover from that really,” the diva shared. “and even my therapist was like, ‘you didn’t have a breakdown; you had a diva fit...’ ”
Now, the star acknowledges she’s “like a petulant child,” and insisted she has no regrets.