Breaking News: Catherine Zeta-Jones Checked Into Mental-Health Facility

Wed, April 13, 2011 2:17pm EST by 7 Comments

Catherine Zeta-Jones’s rep confirms with that she sought treatment after dealing with ‘the stress of the past year.’

Her ailing husband Michael Douglas’ health problems proved to be too much for Catherine Zeta-Jones to handle. The 41-year-old actress checked into a mental-health facility this month to treat her bipolar disorder.

“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. She’s feeling great and looking forward to starting work this week on her two upcoming films,” Catherine’s rep told is reporting Catherine checked into Silver Hill Hospital — which specializes in treating mental illness and substance abuse — in New Canaan, Conn., April 6.

She spent about five days in a facility, a friend tells People: “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”

Catherine is set to co-star in Playing the Field with Gerard Butler, Dennis Quaid, Jessica Biel and Uma Thurman. Then she is to work on a movie set in Las Vegas, Lay the Favorite with Bruce Willis and Justin Timberlake.

Michael, 66, was dangerously close to losing his battle with throat cancer last year but miraculously recovered after six grueling months of intensive treatment. She and Michael have two children — son Dylan, 10, and daughter Carys, 7.

Our thoughts go out to Catherine and her family as she recovers.

–Kirstin Benson

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Posted at 11:10 PM on April 13, 2011  

I hope and pray that she will be able to get over this OK.

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Posted at 4:20 PM on April 13, 2011  

This woman is so F-ed up in the head. She marries some old man who looks like a freaking grandpa just because he’s rich and has lots of Hollywood connections. And now she’s stressed out because he’s stick?! Well DUH. You should have known that was going to happen eventually since he’s so much older than you. Obviously he’s going to age much sooner and you’re going to be the one caring for some sick old grandpa. Husbands are supposed to protect and take care of their wives. But being a senior citizen, he can’t do that. She’s so stupid! And now she’s finally realizing how stupid her actions were. She could have married ANYONE that she wanted. She could be married to a hot guy in his 30s who’s healthy as a horse. But too late now.

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Posted at 4:53 PM on April 13, 2011  

wow Jenn, you’re just a little bit confused and pathetic…she married him because she loved him and likes older guys. she didnt need to marry anyone for money or connections-she was already there on her own. and husbands dont need to protect and take care of wives any more than a wife needs to do the same. welcome to the 21st century. and she has a mental health issue to deal with on top of the stress she went through. wtf if your problem? go get a life. pathetic…

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Posted at 5:02 PM on April 13, 2011  

ditto. be well, czj. not sure i understand how three days of therapy is supposed to help- makes me worry she’s rushing something big too soon. (straightening out meds? not really a 3 day deal, i don’t think.)

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Posted at 6:37 PM on April 13, 2011  

To the first poster wow you are a piece of work. Cathrine has been through hell the last few years.her step-son finally goes to jail she almost looses the man she loves to cancer and 3kids almost loose their dad.michael’s selfish ex-wife tries to sue him during this.the tabloids you name it no wonder she needed time. And her husband does protect her last month in britan when a pap hit her. It must be nice to be as perfect as you.she may be an actress and member of the douglas clan but you forget she’s human too.I don’t post normally but this really anoyed and apalled me.heather

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Posted at 7:35 AM on April 14, 2011  

Wow, Jenn, it sounds as if you forgot to take your meds today. Really need to do that before you post such an immoral scathing comment about a woman you do not know and who could care less about what you think. Too bad we can’t all be as perfect as you – really need to work on your empathy. My heart goes out to Catherine and Michael and their family.

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Posted at 6:36 PM on October 11, 2013  

I agree with she is an attention seeker.ever watch her she doesn’t know which way to Pose.when he was going to treatments.she took off somewhere .I know when you are going thru treatments

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