Never Give Up! 10 Celebs Who Hit The Bottom And Bounced Back!

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Though we tend to idolize celebrities, some of the most popular people in the world have had their fair share of problems, hardships and sorrows. Many stars have experienced some of the most difficult moments of their lives under public scrutiny, but there are also those who have started at the bottom only to become the best at what they do.

Here are 10 celebs who know what it’s like to hit rock bottom.

1. Britney Spears

When the former pop princess split from Kevin Federline in 2006, she found herself in and out of rehab throughout 2007. After her infamous head-shaving fiasco, Britney lost custody of her sons and was hospitalized for a mental evaluation in early 2008. 

She was treated for bipolar disorder and has since released two No. 1 albums. Bravo Britney!

2. Elton John

The legendary musician’s addiction to alcohol and cocaine caused him to almost overdose in 1975 during “Elton Week” in Los Angeles. He described his life as “tragic” and admitted it came very close to ending at the height of his drug problem. In 1992 he founded the Elton John AIDS Foundation and has since raised more than $275 million for the cause. His memoir, Love Is the Cure: On Life, Loss and the End of AIDS was released in 2012..

3. Jim Carrey

Already known for intensive alcohol and drug use, Jim Carrey also hit the bottom after the death of his ex-girlfriend. The amazing actor is now back and as legendary as before.

4. Kate Moss

As a high fashion super model, Moss is well-known for popularizing the look called “heroin chic” in the early 1990s. In 2005 she was filmed snorting coke and it resulted in her losing millions in endorsement deals. The boycott was short-lived and she was back a year later as the face of Versace and has a design collaboration with fashion chain Top Shop.

5. Robert Downey Jr.

Most famous for Iron Man, RDJ landed in jail in 1997 and 1999 after several drug-related incidents involving cocaine, crack, and heroin. After a few more drug arrests in 2000 and 2001, RDJ spent a year in rehab and finally became clean. He has since become one of the most well-known celebrities in Hollywood and tops the Forbes list of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors.

6. Drew Barrymore

The child actress famous for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was exposed to the Hollywood party scene at such a young age she landed in rehab at the age of only thirteen. After three stints in rehab she finally sobered up and went on to become a successful adult actress and producer of movies like Donnie Darko and Charlie’s Angels.

7. Winona Ryder

The actress famous for films like Beetlejuice, and Edward Scissorhands checked into a psychiatric hospital in 1990 for exhaustion, depression, and anxiety at the age of 19. Then in 2001 she was caught shoplifting from a department store and was found in possession of eight different kinds of prescription painkillers. After being convicted of grand theft and vandalism, Winona laid low for a few years until appearing in Star Trek and Black Swan.

8. Martha Stewart

When the food and home goods mogul was arrested and jailed for lying to investigators about being involved with insider trading, the world was shocked. Some people speculated on whether she would be able to bounce back after she served her sentence. She proved her resiliency and continues to be a successful entrepreneur and businesswoman.

9. Fergie

Singer Fergie became addicted to crystal meth in 2001 after her girl group, Wild Orchid, was dropped from their record label. It got to the point where she thought she was being followed by SWAT and FBI teams. She claims she was able to quit after going to church and making a promise to God. Fergie eventually found success with the Black Eyed Peas and later on flourished in her solo career.

10. Eminem

The rapper went into rehab in 2005 for prescription drug abuse after being rushed to the hospital for an overdose. He relapsed soon after but ultimately managed to kick his habit and has successfully stayed sober since 2008. All three albums he’s released have been No. 1 hits.

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