It’s no secret that celebrities/public figures have a much higher risk of becoming addicted to alcohol, drugs or both as they are put under pressure and scrutiny that the average citizen may not be. Many celebs deal with various types of issues including stress, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and more to stay perfect for the camera. Because of this, some totally lose their shit and may try to find quick relief in substance abuse.
These stars were highly successful at one point but managed to lose a step (or a few) – detailed below. They say failure is your best teacher, but I disagree! Learning from the mistakes of others can save you many headaches down the road. Let these celebs shortcomings be a valuable lesson in what NOT to do! ⬇️
1. Anne Heche
Anne was one of the top actresses in the 1990s. She was dating high profile celebrity, Ellen DeGeneres, and had many prospective projects in film on the horizon. However, one fine day she lost her marbles and embarked on a 2-mile walk in her bra and shorts. Miss Heche ended up at a stranger’s house and requested a shower, a bottle of water and a place to sit her butt down so she could watch a movie. Although not confirmed, it’s safe to presume that Anne was under the spell of heavy alcohol consumption or something maybe even a tad stronger. The local police were called, and this event marked the point in her life when everything began to spiral downward.
2. Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage has made some impressively wacky decisions in life…
1. He was charged 6 million dollars by the IRS for not paying taxes
2. He spent over 1 million dollars on an ancient dinosaur skull
3. Nicolas had a 9-foot tall pyramid made of himself – what?!
4. He only eats the meat of animals who have “dignified” sex
5. He has been charged for domestic abuse and taken into custody
The “Bad Lieutenant” seems to be hitting a bit too much of his stash.