Catherine Zeta-Jones recently admitted that she sat still in a mental hospital for a couple of weeks, because she was on the verge of recreating Michael Douglas’ performance in Falling Down. It was then that CZJ’s rep said that she suffers from bipolar II disorder and supporting her husband through his cancer treatment made her emotions splinter a bit. CZJ is out of the hospital and speaking to People about how she hopes she can inspire others to seek help.
“This is a disorder that affects millions of people and I am one of them. If my revelation of having bipolar II has encouraged one person to seek help, then it is worth it. There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help.”
Did you know there’s a Wikipedia page that lists all of the famous people with bipolar disorder and bipolar: the sequel? Jane Pauley?! Cheri Oteri?! Ruby Wax?! Linda Hamilton?! My first thought about this was that CZJ is obviously in good company, but that seems like some inappropriate shit only a clueless asshole would say (which is why I’m basically saying). Besides, it’s not really true since Mel Gibson is on the list too.
CZJ is doing a good thing by talking about her bipolar disorder out in the open like this. However, People is not doing a good thing by forcing her face into a battle against an army of Photoshop tools.
P.S. – The quadruple shot of eyebrow game on this cover gets an A++++.