Celebrity Fame Turned Insanity

Celebrity Charlie Sheen

Okay, this one is probably pretty obvious and a bit of a low hanging fruit, when it comes to celebs gone crazy over their fame. The infamous mister Charlie Sheen was quite familiar with the spotlights of fame, when he suffered his mental breakdown. Having been over 30 years in the acting business, the former star of Two and a Half Men “snapped” and begun acting quite inappropriately to his former crew, reaching a point where he was entirely removed from the TV show. This resulted in numerous reports of his crazy drug-filled lifestyle and ultimately cast a shadow over his acting career. Currently, Charlie Sheen only has low-priority roles, most notable of which – in the TV Series Anger Management.

Celebrity Demi Lovato

There are a number of Disney child stars, turned prodigies, who went crazy over their fame as they’ve matured under the spotlight, most of them featured on this list. However, what most people don’t know is that the seemingly innocent Demi Lovato had a mental break down of her own. While on tour with The Jonas Brothers, the actress suffered from a nervous break down. Quitting the tour, she checked herself into a treatment facility in the fall of 2010, later stating that her manager and parents pulled her aside for intervention before things got out of hand. Leaving the treatment facility in January 2011, Demi Lovato became mentally stable and healthy enough to partner with The Jed Foundation in order to help out teens, who have deal with any mental problems they may face.

Celebrity Marilyn Monroe

While our younger audience may not be that closely familiar with the infamous sex symbol Marilyn Monroe, those of age know her not only for her sex-appeal, but also her constant mental breakdowns. The Hollywood actress was admitted to a hospital for paranoid schizophrenia when she was eight years old. Once famous, the actress had numerous nervous breakdowns, most notably on the set of The Misfits in 1960. Furthermore, the actress stated multiple times that she was hearing voices and even went on medication. Her meltdowns continued in the following years, getting worse, until Monroe was found dead in her home in Brentwood, California in the summer of 1962.

Celebrity Amanda Bynes

Famous as a kid, a teen and an adult, Amanda Bynes has also had numerous breakdowns in the different stages of her life. The actress, most famous for her work in She’s The Man and What I Like About You, has not starred in a movie or TV series since 2010. However, that did not stop her from making headlines, as her crazy psycho-induced moments are worthy of a top list of their own. Driving under influence and tweeting to the President about it, getting kicked out of the gym halfway through a spin class is just everyday life for her. However, with Amanda Bynes the party never stops. She was kicked out of her management team, she started walking around New York with a blanket on top of her head, she had an eating disorder and ruined her looks with plastic surgery and she publicly bashed Rihanna.

Celebrity Britney Spears

Okay, the story of a famous teen gone crazy under the spotlight of fame is quite the trend in LA. However, let’s talk about a far more familiar case – the mental breakdown of Britney Spears. Once a cute little teen with a school uniform singing a pop song stuck in the heads of many, Britney suddenly went crazy, shaved her head and started acting completely insane. Her erratic behavior resulted in constant media coverage and most thought her career to be dead. However, the singer did manage to pull her mind together and got back on the pop scene with hits, such as Womanizer and I Wanna Go.

Celebrity Stephen Fry

Comedy enthusiasts and lovers of British humor are probably well familiar with the work of the infamous comic Stephen Fry. While he often has Twitter meltdowns, deciding to quit the social network over and over again, they are far less worrisome than his suicide attempt back in 2012. Having bipolar disorder, the actor had been struggling with his mental health issues far before actually trying to take his own life. Taking a huge number of pills, he was found in an “unconscious state” by his producer, which ultimately saved his life. While his mental problems are the first thing that come to mind with regard to the reasoning behind the attempt, the actor has had multiple meltdowns over the years, because of his fame. He even fled his country, trying to escape the constant pressure the press put on him. Well, juggling fame and a mental disorder does not seem to be a good combo, but at least he’s continuing to make audiences laugh.

Celebrity Dave Chappelle

From one comic to another! Dave Chappelle was quite a normal guy, before his stand up routines took off sending him into the comedy hall of fame in almost an instant. However, just after signing a huge contract, securing a large amount of money, he went to do his stand up routine in Hartford Connecticut. However, in the middle of the show he just walked off the stage, took a flight to Africa and was never to be seen for a couple of weeks. His career did continue after the fact, but his explanation for what happened sparked numerous speculation for the involvement of secret groups, including the Illuminati. Chappelle stated that after a man reaches a certain amount of money in LA, he has to answer to certain people, and the pressure just got to him, as he fled to Africa. Weird, right? Illuminati? Who knows?!

Celebrity Christian Bale

Fan favorite Christian Bale, playing the Dark Knight in the infamous movie trilogy, also had some mental issues during his career. A few years back, in July 2008, the actor decided to put people in their place by releasing his anger onto them. In particular, Bale started yelling at Shane Hurlbut, his crew member, on the set of Terminator Salvation. Acting like “a punk“, the actor clearly thought his fame made him special in some way, at least while anger was taking over him. Of course, things quickly settled down in the upcoming months and the career of Bale was not directly affected by his anger management issues.

Celebrity Lindsay Lohan

Another low hanging fruit, when it comes to celebrity meltdowns – Lindsey Lohan has now became infamous for her madness. One could not simply describe the actresses multiple meltdowns in a few sentences – it just wouldn’t be enough. Starting her career at the age of 11, Lohan was praised for her acting talent and was the star of multiple movies, most notable the remake of Freaky Friday (2003). In later years, she started working as a fashion model and launched her own clothing line, after which she decided to resume her acting career, appearing in Robert Rodriguez’s movie Machete (2010).

Celebrity Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus is one of the infamous Disney child stars that turned crazy mad, Miley followed on the footsteps of stars before her, including Lindsay Lohan. The once cute and lovable child, Miley grew into a rebellious teenager, only to cut her hair short and twerk on the stage of the MTV VMA 2013 scantily clad. After that she had a number of other crazy moments, including crying on the stage and fighting with paparazzi, but as her latest music videos revealed, she’s definitely not the same innocent girl she was before becoming famous.

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