Celebrities, the fame, the beauty, the richness. This is what most people envy – maybe – of the so called V.I.P. Who have never imagined – at least for once in his life – to be a celebrity, to live in the body of his/her preferred singer or actor/actress?
Well, you should also know that they are people like anyone else and celebrity is not always equal to happiness and beauty. This is what this photo gallery will demonstrate you: 10 celebrities and how they look before and after drug use. So what’s the point? They have, apparently, everything but behave as if they have nothing. We don’t really know. We don’t know them personally and how their life is and we don’t want to judge them. We just report facts, hoping they can make anyone reflect on life and eventually improve it, beyond appearances.
10. Amy Winehouse
London native Amy Winehouse had one of the most unique voices in music over the past decade. For many the new voice of soul. In 2007 she went to the hospital after overdosing on a combination of heroin, cocaine and alcohol. Winehouse was found dead on July 23, 2011 from alcohol poisoning.
9. Whitney Houston
Famous for her beautiful and powerful voice and many successful songs (“I Wanna Dance with Somebody”, “And I will always love you”, just to mention a few), she sold more than 200 million albums worldwide. But this wasn’t enough to keep her far from drugs and in 2002 she admitted that she had been using a number of drugs including cocaine. She was found dead on February 11, 2012, in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The cause? A heart disease and cocaine use.
8. Matthew Perry
Do you remember “Friends” American television sitcom? If yes you surely recognize the character Chandler Bing played by Perry. He opened up about his struggles during the hit show’s 10-year-run. He admitted his routine alcohol abuse and to have started the use of prescription drugs after a jet-ski accident in 1997. During his fame when he took part on “Friends” (from age 24 to 34), he declared: “From an outsider’s perspective, it would seem like I had it all. It was actually a very lonely time for me because I was suffering from alcoholism.”
The actor has now channelled his experience to help others battling the disease.
7. Mischa Barton
From 2003 until 2006 the hit television series “The O.C.” saw Mischa Barton protagonist in the role of Marissa Cooper. After “The O.C. Two” she was pulled over and starting her experience with alcohol and drug abuse. In 2007 she was arrested for drunk driving, driving without a valid license and possession of marijuana. Two years later she was diagnosed with a mental illness and was admitted into psychiatric care for two weeks.
6. Steven Tyler
According to him, drugs helped him to achieve everything he wants in life including women, alcohol and lots of drugs. Unfortunately, people and doctors didn’t know, at the time, that the drug would eventually take a sharp turn after a certain day and now he fights hard to stay sober.
5. Amanda Bynes
She started as a child star, but then something goes wrong. 2012: arrested for driving under the influence; 2013: faced criminal charges for possession of marijuana and tampering with evidence. Furthermore: other drug-related charges and reckless behaviour.
4. Tara Reid
Considered one of the most beautiful women in the world in the 1990s, she got very popular but struggled to deal with fame. So drugs and alcohol came into her life, and started effecting her physical and mental health.
3. Courtney Love
After marrying the famous rocker Kurt Cobain she started appearing on media for their rampant drug use. After his husband died nothing changed so far.
2. Lindsay Lohan
Now 29-year-old, she was only 11 years old when she started to be a star as actress and singer. After starting a crazy lifestyle, she was arrested twice in 2007 for driving under the influence. Lohan checked into rehab for 45 days only to leave the facility and face another arrest for cocaine possession and driving under the influence. How is she now, in 2017?
1. Charlie Sheen
Coming from a family of actors, in 1998 he almost died from a stroke that cam after a cocaine injection. In addition to a “crazy” hard-partying lifestyle, he found out himself HIV positive.
Unfortunately this is just a limited list, but we hope it will end one day. Is this the example we want to give to the next generations?