Michael Douglas: Catherine Zeta-Jones Is "Doing Great"

Celebrity Body May. 10, 2011 AT 12:19PM
Michael Douglas: Catherine Zeta-Jones Is "Doing Great" Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com

Michael Douglas said his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, is coping just fine with her recently diagnosed bipolar disorder. The 41-year-old actress checked into a mental health facility last month and was diagnosed with bipolar type II disorder, characterized by more frequent depressive episodes than manic ones.

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Douglas, 66, told Us Weekly Monday night at an event honoring James Earl Jones: "[Catherine’s] doing great! She's filming in Louisiana right now so she couldn't make it."

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During an interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Wall Street actor said his battle with stage 4 throat cancer was "very hard" on his wife. Adding to Zeta-Jones' woes, "My son is in federal prison, my ex-wife is suing me… it's kind of hard for the wife to say that she's depressed."

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Douglas told Us despite their struggles, he and Zeta-Jones have been fortunate: “We’ve always had supportive friends.”

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