Stop asking about my bipolar disorder: Catherine Zeta-Jones

Dec 09 2012, 10:40 IST
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Catherine Zeta-Jones. (Reuters) Catherine Zeta-Jones. (Reuters)
SummaryZeta-Jones' diagnoses came in early 2011 after a serious bout of depression.

Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has warned reporters to quit quizzing her about her bipolar disorder because she is sick of talking about it.

The 43-year-old Welsh actress, who is married to actor Michael Douglas, health issues emerged last year when she checked into a medical facility in Connecticut to combat a serious bout of depression, reported Daily Star.

She has been open about dealing with the mental illness in recent months, but it appears the actress has finally had enough of journalists' questions about her diagnosis, insisting everyone has personal problems.

"You know what? I'm sick of talking about it because I never wanted to be the poster child for this. I never wanted this to come out publicly. It came out.

"I dealt with it in the best way I could and that was just saying that, 'Look, hey, I'm bipolar'. Everyone has things going on and we're doing the best we can. We can't jump from the rooftops shouting about, 'I have this, look at me, victim' - no. We all have issues in life and I'm really happy I have great friends, great support and that's all I can do," she said.

Zeta-Jones' diagnosis in early 2011 came after a tough year for the actress and her husband Douglas, who had been undergoing treatment for throat cancer. He was given the all-clear at the end of last year.

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