Catherine Zeta-Jones treated for depression

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  • A spokesman for the starlet confirmed she spent time at a clinic, following Michael Douglas's battle with cancer

    Hollywood matriarch Catherine Zeta-Jones has been treated for bipolar disorder, and was admitted to an American rehab clinic suffering from depression last week, a spokesman for the actress has confirmed.

    It’s thought the starlet checked in to private psychiatric hospital Silver Hill in Connecticut, for five days.


    Reports suggest Catherine’s bout of depression was brought on by the stress of helping her husband Michael Douglas battle an aggressive form of throat cancer and gruelling chemotherapy last year.

    ‘It’s been the most difficult year of her life. She’s been through hell.The pressure has been almost unbearable,’ an insider reportedly told the Enquirer. ‘It was tearing Catherine apart to see such a vital man as Michael in such a weakened state. I think she was crumbling.’

    Yesterday, a spokesman for the actress confirmed she had been treated for a bipolar disorder, but was quick to stress Catherine is now ‘feeling great’ and will be starting work as planned, on two upcoming films next week.

    ‘After dealing with the stress of the past year, Catherine made the decision to check into a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her Bipolar II disorder,’ Catherine’s publicist Cece Yorke said in a statement.

    ‘She’s feeling great and looking forward to starting work this week on her two upcoming films.’

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    Last year, the Catherine revealed she was ‘furious’ with doctors, who missed vital signs, and didn’t detect Michael’s cancer at first.

    ‘It makes me furious they didn’t detect it earlier,’ she told American magazine, People. ‘He sought every option and nothing was found.’

    ‘It wasn’t a huge shock,’ she added. ‘I knew something was up. He knew something was up.’

    Speaking of her hubby’s cancer battle, she added: ‘I know maybe I should be stronger, but…the hardest part is seeing his fatigue, because Michael is never tired.’



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