03 June 2011
Michael Douglas has praised Catherine Zeta-Jones for her support during his cancer battle and revealed she never ''complained'' she was struggling to cope.
Catherine Zeta-Jones never "complained" about being depressed to husband Michael Douglas.
The Welsh actress - who earlier this year spent time as an in-patient at the Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut, to deal with Bipolar II disorder - didn't admit her struggle to her spouse, who was suffering with throat cancer, but is now getting better.
Michael said: "She's doing fine. She's been back working on her movie in Louisiana and she's feeling great.
She's not the type of person to complain she's depressed when her husband is fighting cancer.
"Catherine's a very strong woman and she's had a lot to deal with. She was so supportive and caring of me that she couldn't tell me or anyone else she was having a tough time herself.
"She's not the type of person to complain she's depressed when her husband is fighting cancer."
Michael underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy in a bid to beat cancer and says he was pleased with how well Dylan, 10, and eight-year-old Carys - his children with Catherine - coped with his treatment, thinking the equipment it required was "cool" and similar to that seen in the 'Star Wars' movie series.
He told Britain's OK! magazine: "They saw me getting radiation treatment and they thought it was like 'Star Wars'. They thought it was the coolest thing they've ever seen with all the machines and the masks they put on your face.
"So in that way, I think you take the fear out of it. To be honest, kids are pretty resilient."