Catherine Zeta-Jones has said her husband Michael Douglas is now ''A1'' and that his battle with cancer has made their relationship stronger.

Michael beat throat cancer while Catherine overcame her bi-polar disorder last Spring.

The actress, 42, admitted their health problems made her realise how stardom is insignificant compared to well-being

She said: ''I am really happy to report that Michael is doing A1. You know those prayers were answered.

''I am very well, Yes I am doing extremely well there is a nothing quite like being hit by a two by four and it was one of those years that was like 'These things don't happen to us?'.

She continued: ''But the reality is that they are happening to so many people all around the world, and we are no different to them, and it gives us a new appreciation of what we can do and how strong a relationship can be.

Catherine added: ''And the sweeter things in life are much sweeter.''

Her husband, 67, is currently learning how to play piano for his role as Liberace in 'Behind The Candelabra' opposite Matt Damon.