Last year Catherine Zeta-Jones went public about her bipolar disorder and has previously spoken out on her hopes that she can help remove the stigma surrounding the condition. In a new interview though the actress hits back at questions, insisting she's "sick of talking about it".
The Welsh born actress was treated in a psychiatric hospital in April 2011 for manic depression which followed a stressful period when her husband Michael Douglas was diagnosed with cancer. At the time her publicist confirmed she was receiving treatment for bipolar disorder, with the actress herself later speaking out on the condition.
In an interview with ABC's Good Morning America today though, Catherine was reluctant to talk about her condition with the actress reportedly insisting she "never wanted to become the poster child."
According to the Mail Online, she said during the televised intereview: "You know what? I’m sick of talking about it because I never wanted to be the poster child for this. I never wanted this to come out publicly. It came out."
Despite her initial reluctance to talk about the topic, Catherine did give some details as to how she's managing her illness: "I dealt with it in the best way I could and that was just saying: 'Hey, I’m bipolar.' Everyone has things going on and we deal with them as best we can."
"We can’t go jump from the rooftops shouting about I have this, look at me, victim. No, we all have issues in our life and I’m really lucky that I have great friends, great support and that’s all I can do."
Catherine previously spoke in detail to the U.S. edition of InStyle this month about her diagnosis last year, saying "It's been an intense time, in good ways and bad. You find out who you really are and who you are married to. You find things inside yourself you never imagined were there."