Celebrities who have famously battled addiction
Elton John is celebrating 29 years of sobriety
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Fame and fortune have always held unique caveats for its 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.
Elton John, one of music's brightest stars, was one of many who couldn't escape the grips of addiction for a time. But the Grammy winner celebrated 29 years of sobriety on July 29, and has made leaps and bounds since that time in which he refers to himself as a "broken man."
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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