It’s a known fact that addictions are common amongst Hollywood celebrities, but how high is the count of famous celebrities who needed rehab after partying too hard, for too long? There are at least 30 infamous names that struggled with drug and alcohol abuse throughout the past 20 years alone, but what about other issues?
Stardom has many pros and cons, and while most celebrities enjoy the glamorous lifestyle and extravagant flair of being in the spotlight, their personalities aren’t necessarily fit to deal with the adjacent pressures. Recently, we published an article about 9 celebrities who lost it in public, scoping out the singers and actors who embarrassingly suffered through mental disorders and psychotic episodes in public. Although I’d rather not repeat names and have therefore left our kooky stars off this list, there are others that have checked in to rehab over depression, anxiety, bulimia, anorexia, and exhaustion.
So the combination of an addictive personality, the wrong environment, and the need to comply with the Hollywood standards for beauty and talent rubbed these stars the wrong way, resulting in breakdowns and needed interventions. Let’s take a look at these famous celebrities who needed rehab, and why.
10. Demi Lovato
This young teen star and X-Factor judge shocked her fans in 2011 when she checked into rehab for several reasons that included bulimia, cocaine addiction, and self-mutilation through cutting. After spiraling out of control and hitting one of her backup dancers, Demi decided it was time to take matters into her own hands. While in rehab, the 22-year-old was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and is now living a healthy life with adequate treatment.
There are nine more famous celebrities who needed rehab yet to come on our list, the next of which tragically succumbed to his addictions despite his stints in rehab.