Catherine Zeta-Jones Treated for Bipolar Disorder
Catherine Zeta-Jones, who showed tremendous positivity amid husband Michael Douglas’ six-month battle with cancer, had reportedly entered a mental treatment facility for a few days to deal with bipolar II disorder.
A rep for the Academy Award-winning actress confirmed to Access Hollywood that the 41-year-old mother of two did have “a brief stay” at a facility. “After dealing with the stress of the past year, Catherine made the decision to check in to a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her Bipolar II Disorder,” the rep said. A friend told People magazine that the Welsh actress spent “about five days” at the facility.
The news, which came out after Zeta-Jones was conspicuously absent from Douglas’ side during the 120th anniversary of the Carnegie Hall, came as a shock to many fans, who thought all along that the actress was dealing well with the stress brought about by her husband’s illness.
Zeta-Jones has since left the mental facility and is reportedly now ready to get back to work. “She’s feeling great and looking forward to starting work this week on her two upcoming films,” her rep said.