Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is returning to a health care facility to receive treatment for her bipolar II disorder. The Oscar-winning actress revealed her condition back in 2011 and even received treatment for it at the time.
Her representative told People Magazine that "Catherine has proactively 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."
A friend of the actress told the magazine that the 43-year-old had always planned to have the doctors check on her regularly.
"There was no big problem. This was just a good time to do it. She is in between projects. This has always been part of the plan. She would manage her health. She is vigilant about it," the source was quoted as saying.
In 2011, Zeta-Jones completed a five day stay at a Connecticut mental health facility for her bipolar II disorder that causes a cycle of high and low moods with many episodes of depression.
The actress was open about her disorder and hoped that her publicly speaking about it would encourage others to seek help.
"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 told People Magazine at the time.
Zeta-Jones had her last public appearance April 22 with her husband, actor Michael Douglas at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 40th Annual Chaplin Award Gala honoring Barbara Streisand. Douglas, who has suffered from throat cancer, attended the 2013 White House Correspondents Dinner alone over the weekend.
Zeta-Jones will next be seen on the big screen alongside Bruce Willis and Anthony Hopkins in the movie "Reds 2," which will be released July 19.