'Very Sick' Shelley Duvall Is Battling Mental Illness

PHOTO: Actress Shelley Duvall, on April 1, 1989, in Los Angeles | Shelley Duvall sat down on the Dr. Phil Show for an interview, and revealed she has been battling serious mental illness.Getty Images | Courtesy www.drphil.com
Actress Shelley Duvall attends the Fourth Annual American Cinematheque Award Honoring Steven Spielberg, on April 1, 1989, at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles | Shelley Duvall sat down on the Dr. Phil Show for an interview, and revealed she has been battling serious mental illness.

Shelley Duvall, best known for her roles in "The Shining" and "Popeye," is grappling with mental illness.

The actress, 67, who has been out of the spotlight for more than a decade, revealed her struggle during an upcoming appearance on "Dr. Phil."

In a clip of the episode that airs Friday, Duvall, who played Olive Oyl opposite Robin Williams in "Popeye," the film version of the comic strip, claims her late co-star is not dead but is "shape-shifting."

"Do you see him?" host Phil McGraw asks her in the clip.

"Have, yes," the actress replies.

The former star also said she's being "threatened" by the Sheriff of Nottingham, a fictional character from the Robin Hood tales, and that she believes there's a disc implanted in her body. In the clip, she lifts up her pant leg to show McGraw.

"I’m very sick. I need help," she tells him.