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Catherine Zeta-Jones reveals struggle with Bipolar II disorder

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A representative of Catherine Zeta-Jones has revealed that the actress checked into a mental health facility earlier this year. “After dealing with the stress of the past year,” the rep said in a statement — referring to Zeta-Jones’s husband Michael Douglas’ battle with throat cancer — “Catherine made the decision to check in to a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her Bipolar II disorder. She’s feeling great and looking forward to starting work this week on her two upcoming films.” A friend of Zeta-Jones also told People that the Oscar winner has had a “stressful year,” adding, “Catherine has had deal with Michael’s illness and that’s been hard. 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.”

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