Bette Midler on her ‘nervous breakdown’ – ‘I became very sad and depressed’

Bette Midler is a multi Grammy Award-winning actress, best known for Hocus Pocus (1993), The First Wives Club (1996), and Beaches (1988). Aside from celebrity status, she’s a normal woman who is vulnerable to the grips of despair.

In an interview with Oprah, Bette Midler regarded her nervous breakdown as an “episode”. The 76-year-old elaborated: “After I made a picture in the early 1980s, I was unjustly accused of grandstanding, and I never did any such thing.” Which picture that may be is unclear, as Midler starred in numerous productions during the 80s. Hits from that decade include: Jinxed!, Down and Out in Beverley Hills, Ruthless People, Outrageous Fortune, Big Business, and Oliver & Company – to name a few.