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Apr262011

Michael Douglas: Zeta-Jones Was 'Outed' in Bipolar Struggle

Donna Ward/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones was "outed" as she sought treatment for bipolar II disorder, her husband, actor Michael Douglas, said on the The Oprah Winfrey Show in an interview scheduled to air Tuesday.

"I must say, Catherine's being quite open about it because she was outed, you know," Douglas, 66, said. "She went to go get some help and some other patient probably in there said, 'Hey, you won't believe who's in here now.' And, so, once that happens, I think she felt [it] best to kind of get out the story."

The couple, who married in 2000, and their family have had a difficult year.

"My oldest son...is in federal prison. My ex-wife is suing me and I got cancer," said Douglas, who was diagnosed last year with throat cancer.

Douglas' eldest son, Cameron, 32, was sent to prison last year after being convicted of dealing the drug crystal meth. Douglas' ex-wife, Diandra, is suing him for a bigger portion of the profits Douglas made from the movie Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

Through it all, Zeta -Jones, 41, has been stoic, Douglas told Winfrey. He said his wife is already back to work shooting a movie.

The actor also told Winfrey that his monthly checkups reveal that he remains cancer-free.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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