21 Celebrities That Battled Mental Illness


We may think that famous people lead perfect lives, but the reality couldn’t be further from the truth. They have the same problems as the average person, and some stars had to learn how to control their mental problems in order to make it big in Hollywood.

Despite suffering from a mental illness, these 21 celebs are on top of the world and have no intention of getting out of showbiz.

1. Britney Spears

Pop princess Britney Spears was America’s sweetheart until her life and career started falling apart a few years back: she shaved her beautiful golden hair, became violent, and struggled with several addictions. On top of it all, the teen idol suffered a public mental breakdown in 2008 and eventually lost custody over her two kids. Everyone thought that she had bipolar disorder, and the press even speculated that she had ADHS.

Instead of supporting Britney at her worst, the public criticized and condemned her for her reckless behavior, and just made things worse for the fragile pop star. She was named a drug addict, and even a bad mom. Spears soon realized that things had gone too far, and admitted herself to a treatment clinic. Though she needed time to get back on her feet, Britney managed to overcome her mental problems and continue her career.

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