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Catherine Zeta-Jones treated for bipolar disorder

April 14, 2011 - 4:33pm


Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones checked into a mental health facility last week to treat bipolar disorder.

"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," her rep said in a statement. "She's feeling great and looking forward to starting work this week on her two upcoming films."

A source told People magazine that the star spent about five days in the facility. Over the past year, the actress, 41, has been by husband Michael Douglas's side as he was treated for throat cancer.

"There's no question it's been a stressful year. Catherine has had to deal with Michael's illness and that's been hard," said the source. Zeta-Jones

"She went in for a few days because she's about to start working, and wanted to make sure she's in top form, which she is."

Zeta-Jones starts work on two films soon including comedy Playing The Field, which also stars Gerard Butler.

Douglas, 66, announced in January he was declared free of cancer.

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