Close

Wonderwall

Catherine Zeta-Jones: I Don't Want To Be the 'Poster Child' for Bipolar Disorder

USMagazine, Saturday, December 8, 2012, 1:00pm (PST)
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones is ready to move forward.

    After her much-publicized 2011 hospitalization for bipolar disorder, the "Playing for Keeps" star, 43, says she's officially done discussing it.

    PHOTOS: Celebrity rehab centers

    "You know what? I'm sick of talking about it because I never wanted to be the poster child for this," the actress said when asked about her struggle with mental illness on "Good Morning America" on Dec. 7. "I never wanted this to come out publicly. It came out, and I dealt with it in the best way I could, and that was just saying, 'Hey, I'm bipolar.'"

    Michael Douglas' wife says she's not willing to let her disease define her -- or to play the "woe is me" card.

    PHOTOS: What the stars are doing today

    "Everyone has things going on and we deal with them the best we can. We can't jump from the rooftops shouting, 'I have this, look at me. Victim.' No, we all have issues in life," Zeta-Jones added. "I'm really happy I have great friends, great support and that's all I can do."

    This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Catherine Zeta-Jones: I Don't Want To Be the "Poster Child" for Bipolar Disorder

    Celeb Power Couples: Who Wears the Pants?

    Trend Report: Emerald

    BING: Stars With a Common Bond

Show Comments
When using Facebook Connect your image and name may display on Wonderwall. All Privacy Settings are controlled by Facebook
Like us on Facebook?
UP NEXT
Wacky Yogi
aa
Thanks for subscribing!