Shelley Duvall, known for her starring roles in The Shining and Popeye, has come out of her “near isolation” to appear on Dr. Phil. Duvall has been out of the public eye ever since her retirement from Hollywood in 2002. On Wednesday, Duvall’s serious struggle with mental illness for the past several years was revealed, and her upcoming appearance on Dr. Phil announced. Dr. Phil’s website released a promo clip that features a nearly unrecognizable Duvall asking for Dr. Phil’s help. She admits to Dr. Phil, “I’m very sick, I need help.”
Duvall’s very unfortunate mental state is on full display in the promo. Duvall says she does not believe that Robin Williams is dead, but in fact “shape-shifting.” When Dr. Phil asks if she has seen Williams, Duvall replies, “Have, yes.” Duvall reveals she thinks the “Sheriff of Nottingham” (main Robin Hood villain) is threatening her. She also divulges to Dr. Phil that she thinks there is a “whirring disk” inside of her. Clearly, the last several years of isolation have not been kind to Duvall.
The WANNA sincerely hopes that Duvall gets the help she needs soon.
Take a look at the full Dr. Phil promo featuring Duvall below.
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