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Catherine Zeta-Jones Returns to Treatment in Bipolar II Battle

The actress has checked herself into a facility "to manage her health in an optimum manner."
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
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Catherine Zeta-Jones has checked back into a treatment facility for bipolar II disorder, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.

"Catherine has proactively checked into a health-care facility," the actress' rep said Tuesday. "Previously, Catherine has said that she is committed to periodic care in order to manage her health in an optimum manner."

Zeta-Jones, wife of Michael Douglas, entered a facility in Connecticut two years ago to treat the disorder, where moods shift between high and low without full-blown manic episodes. At the time, she released a statement saying: "This is a disorder that affects millions of people, and I am one of them. If my revelation of having bipolar II has encouraged one person to seek help, then it is worth it. There is no need to suffer silently, and there is no shame in seeking help."

On April 22 in New York, Zeta-Jones and Douglas attended the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 40th annual Chaplin Award Gala paying tribute to Barbra Streisand. But on Saturday, Douglas arrived solo to the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington.

Zeta-Jones next appears on the big screen in the action sequel Reds 2, which opens July 19. As for Douglas, he plays Liberace opposite Matt Damon in the much-buzzed-about HBO film Behind the Candelabra, premiering May 26.

Twitter: @ErinLCarlson

Email: erin.carlson@thr.com

 

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