Catherine Zeta-Jones has completed treatment for bipolar disorder earlier than scheduled.
Zeta-Jones checked herself into a mental health facility on April 29 for a 30-day treatment program, but she has already returned home with her husband, Michael Douglas.
Douglas told People magazine on Monday, “She comes home tomorrow. She’s doing a really good job of getting balanced. I’m proud of her.” Douglas, who is currently promoting his HBO film Behind the Candlebra at Cannes, said his wife is a fan of the film, in which he plays piano player and vocalist Liberace.
“She loves it,” he said. “It cracks her up. She thinks it’s a great movie.”
When the actress sought treatment last month, her spokesperson said that she “is committed to periodic care in order to manage her health in an optimum manner.” A friend of hers said that she checked into the facility because she it was “just a good time to do it” since she was “in between projects” at the time.
This is the second time Zeta-Jones has sought treatment for bipolar II disorder. She was voluntarily hospitalized in April 2011 after struggling with Douglas’ son, Cameron, being incarcerated on drug charges. Michael Douglas had also been battling throat cancer at the time, and was involved in a legal battle with his ex-wife, Diandra Luker, over the profits from his film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
Catherine Zeta-Jones has been very vocal about her bipolar disorder. In November 2012, she told InStyle, “It’s not easy. I’m not the kind of person who likes to shout out my personal issues from the rooftops, but with my bipolar [disorder] becoming public, I hope fellow sufferers will know it’s completely controllable.”
She added, “I hope I can help remove any stigma attached to it, and that those who don’t have it under control will seek help with all that is available to treat it.”
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