Valery Nikolaev’s health problems began a long time ago.
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Valery Nikolaev was at the epicenter of a scandal in early 2022, after which he was sent to a psychiatric hospital for treatment. The 57-year-old artist was in treatment for several months. The man complained of being depressed. Then there was an escalation.
Valery Nikolaev’s health problems began a long time ago. The first serious collapse happened when his parents died. The actor began to drink. He then sold his parents’ apartment for more than 10 million rubles and took out a loan to create his own film studio. But nothing happened. In February 2016 there was a big scandal. Drunk Nikolaev knocked down a pedestrian. It’s more.
For a long time he was in a state of deep stress, suffered from insomnia, nervous tension. A few months ago, Nikolaev was caught driving without a license, taken to a special detention center, where he was supposed to serve 15 days. However, Valery began to behave inappropriately: he barked loudly, laughed, undressed… Therefore, he was hospitalized in a psychiatric hospital.
Seriously ill actor Valery Nikolaev has changed beyond recognition
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He himself said that his condition worsened after the death of a close friend. “This state, when you turn off some stressful things in yourself, has accumulated. And friends who were nearby, thank God, said: “Old man, you need to go to specialists who will help you rehabilitate, stabilize your condition.” And so on. happened,” the actor shared with Andrey Malakhov.
He told how he lives after the brawl and discharge from the No. 1 Clinical Psychiatric Hospital. Preliminary diagnosis at hospitalization: bipolar disorder – a mental illness. “I was in an illusion for a long time, I had some experiences, I stopped them, putting them off for later,” Valery shared.
He’s not good at work right now. “Apathy appears, they try again to ask you to play what you have already done many times. But you want something else, to open up more. As a result, you go out and become the best friend on the couch,” the man said. he complained
During the months of treatment, he changed: he became stout. The screen star thanks those close to him who helped him in difficult times: “If it weren’t for this help, I don’t know what would have happened.”
Now next to him is his wife Elmira Zemskova. The aerial gymnast, 19 years younger than the actor, gave birth to her long-awaited son.