I can’t recall the last time an actor of the stature of Zeta-Jones talked about health issues that didn’t have to do with some kind of addiction or an eating disorder. Yesterday, Zeta-Jones’ spokesperson revealed that she had been hospitalized by treatment for her bi-polar disorder.
From reading the reports it didn’t seem like this was a new diagnosis but that since she has had a difficult year with her husband’s illness she was having trouble keeping it under control. She seems to have bi-polar II disorder which is marked by more depression than mania.
It’s great that she has come out (through her publicist) and revealed her struggle. It could help remove some of the stigma and help other people. It’s also a reminder to everyone to remember to take care of yourself because you are no good to your loved ones who need you if you are suffering.