Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones had a pretty normal Wednesday, but still some people are concerned for her well being.
Eyewitnesses report that Catherine was seen at a New York hair salon Wednesday. She took a breather halfway through the appointment to sneak out back where she “collapsed” on the stairs to have a smoke break. Witnesses say “Catherine appeared haggard and miserable. She appeared at the end of her rope and is clearly battling a lot of issues!”
However right after she finished up at her hair appointment she went shopping for over three hours. Some may view that as an emotional breakdown, sure. Others might say she was living the good life! I know lots of people who would love to have a meltdown every day if it involved getting their hair done and going shopping!
With all the stress she has been under in the last few years, I suppose it’s easy to see where people’s concern stems from. She has been struggling with bi-polar disorder for a long time, her career has flat lined, her husband, Michael Douglas, has recently worked through radiation therapy and chemotherapy for throat cancer, her marriage has been strained and with all that she is still trying to raise her two children Carys (12) and Dylan (14)!
She gave an interview in 2013 (the same year she checked herself in to a mental health facility for psychiatric treatment) to the Sunday Telegraph talking about her emotional struggles.
“[Bipolar] is something I have been dealing with for a long time. When you get sideswiped like that [with Douglas’s illness] it’s an obvious trigger for your balance to be a little bit off – not sleeping, worry, stress. It’s a classic trigger. I never wanted to be as open about it as I was. I have a British stiff-upper-lip mentality –- it wasn’t something I wanted to shout from the rooftops. But when it did come to light, I know I’m not the only person who suffers with it or has to deal with it on a day-to-day basis. So if I’ve helped anybody by discussing bipolar or depression, that’s great.”
It may be pushing it to speculate that this nice day out and about is anything near a psychiatric relapse. I’m sure her entire family is running high after returning from Israel where Douglas was honoured for the Genesis Prize! Jones even tweeted about the event, posting a photo of her whole family and writing:
“So proud of Michael for being honored with The Genesis Prize. We’re having an amazing family vacation! Happy Summer everyone!”
It’s so nice that everyone is worried about her, and mental health should be monitored closely. However; I think it’s safe to say that this was not an emotional episode. Sometimes a smoke break is just a smoke break.