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Michael Douglas says Catherine Zeta Jones 'raring to go' after treatment

Published 21/05/2013 | 07:46

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 22:  Michael Douglas (R) and Catherine Zeta Jones attend the Grey Goose cocktail reception of The Film Society of Lincoln Center's 40th Chaplin Award Gala at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on April 22, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for GREY GOOSE)
The actress proactively went into a 30-day medical treatment programme in April.

Catherine Zeta-Jones is “raring to go” after being treated for bipolar II disorder.

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The actress proactively went into a 30-day medical treatment programme in April.

Her husband Michael Douglas insists she is much better after the maintenance measure.

“She’s got herself worked out with her meds and she's raring to go,” he told Extra TV.

Michael also explained why he and Catherine decided to publicly address certain aspects of their lives.

With plenty of news publications around he accepts that it is better to share things in some cases.

“You have to now there are just so many outlets,” he commented. “Liberace we’re talking about, he was in the closet. In his day there were only two or three gossip outlets, now it’s everywhere. So it’s better that you get out in front of it and tell your story before it becomes gossip.”

The actor is currently at the Cannes International Film Festival in France promoting his role as flamboyant musician Liberace in HBO film Behind The Candelabra.

After battling throat cancer, he was thrilled to be given this part in particular.

“You’ve got to put it in perspective… coming off of the cancer, I was just happy to be alive, and then someone hands me one of the best scripts I’ve ever read,” he continued. “Steven Soderbergh tells me he’s going to direct, Jerry Weintraub is going to produce, Matt Damon is going to be my co-star… and I get to play Liberace! I was like, ‘Aw, baby this is too good to be true!’ I was ready for some good luck.”

Michael, 68, is confident that his health will be back on good form for a while now.

He is looking forward to the future with his 43-year-old spouse plus their son Dylan, 12, and daughter Carys, nine.

“I feel great. I’m cancer-free, and with my particular type of cancer, if you’re free after two years, it doesn’t usually come back,” he said.

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