Jane Fonda is not suffering from a mental breakdown, despite an alarming but false claim. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the story. We are happy to report the 79-year-old star is as spry as ever.
RadarOnline, however, is raising unwarranted concern with an article blaring, “Sick Jane Fonda’s Mental Meltdown!” According to the webloid, the iconic star is in “declining health and suffering a mental meltdown.” As evidence, the site points to Fonda’s last-minute absence from the SAG Awards… in January.
As Gossip Cop reported at the time, Fonda was supposed to co-present the Life Achievement Award with Dolly Parton to their 9 To 5 co-star, Lily Tomlin, but was forced to skip the event after getting sick. Now nearly three months later, the outlet is claiming the “real reason she bailed” was a “weakened condition.” No explanation is given for why this serious allegation is only being made now, so long after the awards show.
But a purported “insider” vaguely asserts to the online publication, “Jane is in bad shape, emotionally and physically… Jane isn’t taking care of herself.” Without giving any examples, the supposed source maintains, “Jane is cracking up and coming apart at the seams.” Again, these are pretty serious contentions to make without any proof to back them up.
Now after investigating, Gossip Cop can confirm that, fortunately, this story and its claims are completely without merit. In fact, anyone watching any of the public appearances Fonda has made this year, and especially in recent weeks, can see she’s doing as well as ever. The actress stopped by both the “Today” show and “The View” in the same week last month, with the latter interview memorably leading Whoopi Goldberg to apologize for saying “vibrator.”
“It’s ridiculous,” one impeccable source tells Gossip Cop about the “mental breakdown” claims. A second contact also points out that Fonda has “more energy and looks better than people half her age.” That RadarOnline even ran these untrue allegations says more about the website itself than it does Fonda.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.