Lots of us dream of becoming famous, rich and successful. We think about the good things fame can bring like recognition, respect, financial welfare, fun opportunities, etc. But we rarely think about the bad things that come with fame like the complete lack of privacy, the people who are willing to betray your trust for profit, and of course the immense amount of pressure. Most celebs can navigate this weird and difficult world of fame, but it’s not for everyone. Today we’re going to talk about celebrities who couldn’t deal with the pressure of fame and went off the rails.
We all remember that unfortunate day in 2007 when Britney Spears went a bit mad and shaved her head. It became its own thing. Now when someone goes off the rails and shaves their head it’s known as pulling a Britney. But why did Britney do it? Well, there are different versions, but not being able to deal with the pressures of being a pop star seems to fit the bill. But also apparently she just returned from rehab that day and when her ex-husband refused to let her see her kids she just went to the hairdresser and shaved her head.
2. Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston wasn’t in it for fame. She was an amazing singer, she had a great talent and a great voice. But the fame and money didn’t really make her happy, it only added pressure to look and act a certain way. She even said in interviews that it’s a stupid misconception that people think money and fame bring you this incredible life free of problems and people expect you to be this great person who’s always happy. She struggled with drug addiction a lot and in the end, it was a contributing factor in her death.
3. Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse is a legend. That voice, those songs, that freaking hairdo. She was destined for success. But with success came fame and it came fast and hard and Amy didn’t know how to deal with it. She turned to drugs, alcohol and questionable people and in the end, she died far too soon. And we all watched that horrible decline and how fast she wilted away.