Honey Singh
Honey Singh with his nephew, Keyaan PR Handout

Indian singer and rapper Honey Singh has admitted that he was suffering from bipolar disorder. The 33-year-old shocked his fans worldwide by revealing his ailment.

During an interview with Times of India, the Blue Eyes hitmaker, whose real name is Hirdesh Singh, talked about his mental health condition. He said: "This is the first time I am talking about it as I want my fans to know what happened to me. Nobody knows about this, and I wanted to tell the world myself, not through a spokesperson. The last 18 months were the darkest phase of my life, and I wasn't in a state to talk to anyone."

Honey Singh
Honey Singh is in Dubai to perform at an prestigious award function and is having great time with his family PR Handout

"I know there were rumours that I was in rehab (for drug overdose), but I was in my Noida house throughout. The truth is I was suffering from bipolar disorder. It went on for 18 months, during which I changed four doctors, the medication wasn't working on me and crazy things were happening. I must confess that I was bipolar and an alcoholic, which aggravated the condition," he added.

Singh revealed that the situation took a toll on his closed ones as well. He said: "After the sun went down, I was scared of my own family. I wasn't behaving like myself. I was a sick person. I wasn't in my own control. But now it is all behind me and I've come out of it. I am under a doctor's supervision, and before doing this interview, I called and told him that I was going to tell the world about this. I think I'm not my own, or my parents' property. I belong to my fans who have made me. They needed to know, and this was the best time to talk about it. Today is also special as it's my birthday."

Singh is leaving behind his dark days, and will be soon seen playing the male lead in an upcoming film.