Michael Douglas Opens Up About Wife Catherine Zeta-Jones’ Bipolar Illness

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Michael Douglas must be having the worst year ever. Not just the worst year of his own life; the worst year that anyone on the planet could possibly have and still leave the house. In Michael Douglas’ Oprah interview today, the Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps star explained how his nightmare of a 2010 might have influenced wife Catherine Zeta-Jones’ bipolar disorder announcement. “My oldest son is in federal prison, my ex-wife is suing me, and I got cancer. It’s kind of hard for the wife to say, ‘I’m depressed,” Douglas says. “It probably played a big part of it.” Yeah, that stack of problems would make anything harder to say. Makes those soaking wet towels left on the bathroom floor look like a Sunday picnic in the park.

Luckily as of now Douglas’ cancer is in remission, Catherine Zeta-Jones returned to work and Cameron Douglas was sentenced to jail time…okay, no good news on that front, but all things considered, the second half of 2011 is shaping up to be better already. “This particular type of cancer has a good record of not coming back. But it can. So for the first year I’ve got to go every month and get checked in every three months,” Douglas explained, before confirming he is cancer-free as of his month. We are really going to have to stop complaining about our lives. Just as soon as we pick up all these towels. Seriously, it seems like there are 30 of them in here.