Celebrities live under a lot of pressure. There’s their jobs (which pay really well, but are also very demanding), there’s the constant attention to their personal life, and there’s the overwhelming pressure to “behave” because any transgression will be a stain on your career forever. But some stars choose to deal with this by leaning into the bad behavior.
Here are 10 celebrities that have had problems with alcohol.
You knew this was coming. No list of drug and alcohol abusing celebrities can be released without the mention of Lindsay Lohan. She had a great acting career as a child, and then things really went south for her when she started drinking and abusing drugs. As a matter of fact, she was the first high-profile child actor to openly have so many problems, and for that she will always be mentioned on lists like these.
However, what you might not know is that she has cleaned up her act and is actually living quite a fulfilling drug-free life right now.
Ozzy Osbourne’s alcohol problems got him kicked out of Black Sabbath and his wife almost left him. She set him an ultimatum — either he quits drinking and get back to making music, or she walks out. He got back to making music, and for that, we’ll always have his wife to thank!
Of all the people on this list I can’t think of anyone else who disappointed fans as much as Johnny Depp. First everybody had a crush on him after Edward Scissorhands, then everybody had a crush on him after Pirates of the Caribbean, and then we all found out that he has a drinking problem and is a violent husband. And now we’re all disappointed in him (or at least we should be).
Robert Downey Jr.
RDJ’s story is so interesting! He was an up-and-coming (actually more like “rapidly rising”) actor in the 80s, and then he started drinking and taking drugs, which ended up with him going to jail. But, just like with Ozzy Osbourne — there was a redemption arc! He got his act together, and now there’s the RDJ we know today.