Instead using his time in jail to stay in shape and rehabilitate, Chris has only been getting worse. An insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that the famous singer has been ‘having mood swings’ and ‘panic attacks’ and using junk food to cope with his anxiety while in prison.
With Chris Brown trapped in jail, his bipolar disorder is more of a struggle than it’s ever been. The soon to be 25-year-old is behind bars, and has had to deal with extreme mood swings and panic attacks, while trying to use non-nutritious food to calm him down, a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Chris Brown: Poor Diet & Mood Swings Behind Bars
By the looks of some recent photos of Chris in court on May 1, it’s quite evident that the singer has put on an unexpected amount of weight. But there’s a sad reason behind it.
“Chris has not been getting any special treatment whatsoever while he’s been behind bars,” an insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “He’s been having a very difficult time, pacing a lot, having mood swings, sometimes panic attacks. The only way to help sooth his nerves is to overeat, and the food in jail has very little nutritional value.”
The living conditions, not to mention the lousy food served in jail, have only compounded Chris’ mental issues. Which is why he’s looking worse for wear.
“His mom has been buying him food online, like gift packages, not like it’s a gift, but at least it’s somewhat edible. The packages include items like Ramen noodles, donuts, Oreo cookies, sliced pepperoni, sardines, pork cracklings, Root Beer Barrels. His diet basically consists of sugar and salt and processed food, and none of this is of any help to his physical and mental health. It’s been a struggle minute by minute,” the source adds.
Chris Will Spend His Birthday In Jail
To make matters even worse, it’s been confirmed that Chris will be celebrating his May 5 birthday behind bars.
Judge James Brandlin ruled on May 1 that Chris would remain in jail until at least May 9. The troubled performer has already served six weeks in jail.
If his unhealthy, limited diet isn’t making him feel awful, we’re sure this depressing birthday behind bars will.
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers, are you surprised Chris is having panic attacks?
–Reporting by Sandra Clark