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Catherine Zeta-Jones was hospitalized for bipolar disorder




We'll knock off the invective for five minutes to share that Catherine Zeta-Jones checked into a mental hospital for bipolar disorder. After dealing with Michael Douglas' cancer scare over the last year, we can totally see that happening. We hope she's all right.

"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 tells People in a statement. "She's feeling great and looking forward to starting work this week on her two upcoming films." The 41-year-old spent about five days in a facility that wasn't identified.

Bipolar II is marked by much more depression than other types of the mood-alternating disorder. Helping her husband fight tongue cancer while you're supporting a 10-year-old and a 7-year-old can have that effect, unfortunately.

[Photo: Mom, dad and kids Dylan and Carys in February. Getty Images]


[Last modified: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 10:07pm]


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