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Catherine Zeta-Jones walks the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars on Sunday, February 24. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Catherine Zeta-Jones checks into health care facility

04/29/2013 by OnTheRedCarpet.com Staff

Catherine Zeta-Jones has recently checked into a health care facility, according to a spokesperson for the Oscar-winning actress.

Zeta-Jones' spokesperson told OTRC.com in a statement on Monday, April 29, "Catherine has pro actively checked into a health care facility. Previously Catherine has said that she is committed to periodic care in order to manage her health in an optimum manner."

According to People magazine, the 43-year-old actress checked in to treat bipolar II disorder. In April 2011, Zeta-Jones revealed that she had bipolar II disorder when she checked into a mental health facility in Connecticut to seek treatment.

She previously told People Magazine in April 2011, "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," she added.

Zeta-Jones' husband, actor Michael Douglas, said at the time that Zeta-Jones was "outed" for her treatment.

"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,'" the actor was quoted by ABC News as telling Oprah Winfrey. "And, so, once that happens, I think she felt [it] best to kind of get out the story."

Douglas and Zeta-Jones wed in 2000 and have two children. The couple appeared on the red carpet at the Oscars earlier this year and Zeta-Jones appeared at the ceremony during a tribute to movie musicals of the decade. Zeta-Jones won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her part in the 2002 movie "Chicago."

Zeta-Jones recently appeared in "Rock of Ages," "Playing for Keeps," "Broken City" and "Side Effects." She also has a role in the upcoming film "Red 2," which hits theaters on July 19.

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