Jessica Simpson and other celebs who've battled addiction

The singer has opened up about her troubled past

Stars Insider

24/01/20 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Struggles

Fame and fortune have always held unique caveats for Hollywood stars, whether it be the pressures of audiences, the invasion of privacy, or the stress of never being able to live a "normal" life again.

Stars have endless reasons for turning to alcohol and drugs, but for some it's their lives pre-fame that haunt them. For instance, Jessica Simpson just opened up in her upcoming memoir, appropriately titled 'Open Book,' about the sexual abuse she experienced as a young child and how this contributed to "killing myself with all the drinking and pills."

"It’s been a long, hard, deep emotional journey, one that I’ve come through the other side with pure happiness and fulfillment and acceptance of myself," she told People magazine.

Indeed, whether it be to help deal with the pressures of fame or depression, there have been many stars who have turned to drugs or alcohol at some point in their lives to help cope. Click through this gallery to learn more about some of these famous faces and their battles.

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