Catherine Zeta-Jones checked into a mental hospital

Catherine Zeta-Jones is bipolar

Catherine Zeta-Jones’ rep is confirming that the actress recently completed a short stay at a mental hospital to treat her bipolar disorder. Now that whole two last names thing suddenly makes sense. From People:

“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,” the rep says in a statement. “She’s feeling great and looking forward to starting work this week on her two upcoming films.”

Zeta-Jones, 41, spent about five days in the unidentified facility, a friend tells PEOPLE.

“There’s no question it’s been a stressful year,” the friend says. “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.”

Oh really? She just checked in for a few days to make sure she’s in top form? Because mental hospitals are like spas, you see. In fact, I think I’ll go check into one this afternoon for a relaxing massage. At least, that’s what the voices in my head are telling me to do.


April 13, 2011 - 1:00 pm