10 Famous Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Were Alcohol Addicts

Liquor consumption has been one such item meant for luxury life. However, we all know that alcohol consumption is a serious health issue, which can cause death if one exceeds certain limits. The alcohol consumption among celebrities has become a serious concern, though they play different roles in their lives. But the histories of famous Hollywood and great personalities have been recorded with less number of abusive activities in public. Probably all celebrities are pretty capable of affording any expensive drugs and alcoholics, they tend to induce themselves such that they get into extreme zone of health hazard. This makes them all time addict of alcohol and drugs, and some of the famous celebrities who have experienced serious issues are listed below.

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10. Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin, an American former astronaut, is the second man to land on moon.  Aldrin was an alcohol addict, which created complications during his life. He is the only person who has landed on moon drunk. He also revealed that he consumed alcohol just before leading up to space by the famous Apollo mission 11 to land on moon.

9. Robin Williams

Robin Williams

We all know about Robin Williams as a comedian who touched our childhood with great piece of entertainment. Robin is an American origin actor who started his career as a comedian in mid 1970s. He started taking alcohol at his early stages of life. He was not only addict of alcohol, but a prime time abuser of cocaine. He decided to turn his life around when his friend died of excess intake of alcohol.

8. Leonard Nimoy

leonard nimoy

Leonard Nimoy is an American actor best known for his playing Mr. Spock in the movie Star Trek. He developed drinking problem due to long working hours during Star Trek shootout. Nimoy was also a prime time abuser of tobacco, who stated that smoking was the main cause for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Long working hours had coiled him out to become a prime time abuser of alcohol. Nimoy decided to go to rehabilitation centre when he realised that his career and relationships were interrupted.

7. Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe is an English actor who consistently performed well throughout his career since the age of 10. He was under immense pressure during the shootout of Harry Potter where Radcliffe was the main starrer. During his teenage, Radcliffe was diagnosed with neurological disorder, which put him distressed for rest of his life. He began consuming alcohol at the heaviest due to these disappointments. In 2010, he decided to quit alcohol intake and is now a sober.

6. Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch artist who has produced more than 2,100 artworks, 1,300 watercolors, 860 oil paintings, many award winning drawings and sketches. He was suffering from many complications such as bipolar disorder, epilepsy, lead poisoning and sunstroke, who blamed of his self alcohol abusive for the cause of these diseases. He also wrote once to his brother saying alcohol is one of the major causes for his madness.

5. Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp is an American actor and stands under world’s best actors list. Though Johnny is an ultimate performer in his career, he is a prime time abuser of alcohol and drugs. Nobody exactly knows when he developed his alcoholic problems, but we do know that he was a prime time abuser of alcohol in the past. The actor not only broke with the alcoholic addicts, but also with his long time lover Vanessa Paradis in 2012.

4. Samuel Jackson

Samuel Jackson

Samuel Jackson is a famous American actor and producer who developed alcohol addicts at early stage of his life. He has acted in many high grossing recent movies of 2015. Samuel Jackson not only takes alcohol, but is a big time abuser of cocaine. Due to alcohol and cocaine addicts, he experienced fatal downtime in early stages of his career. His alcohol abuse ended when his wife and daughter found him on their kitchen floor.

3. Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill was United Kingdom’s prime minister who served as one of the greatest wartime leaders during 20th century. At the age of 25, Churchill carried 36 bottles of wine, 18 bottles of scotch and 6 bottles of vintage brandy, covering the boer war, since he had better access to liquor than other inmates. Winston Churchill once said “I have taken more of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me”. He has consumed alcohol from his teenage days followed by a journalist to a prime minister. He never refused to have a drink during his meal as well. He also stated to a Saudi Arabian King that “Most important rule in life is to drink during every meal”.

2. Boris Yeltsin

Boris Yeltsin

Boris Yeltsin was the first president of Russian Federation. His era was blotched with drastic hassle such as widespread inflation, corruption, social problem, and economic collapse. He somehow became the president of Russia in 1990s and produced unlikely success story due to his alcohol addict and other personal issues. He was so much addict of alcohol that he quickly used to take a drink even during live telecast. He is considered as the last drunk world leaders and one of the happiest and funniest moments of drunken leaders on live television during 1991 to 1999. He has also staggered many times in front of great leaders at important times which led to his potential interruption to his career.

1. Eminem


Eminem is an American rapper who stands at 83rd position of greatest artists of all time, which was ranked by Rolling Stone. He has earned many hearts across the globe due to his sensational rap talent. However, when it comes to his personal life, he has had pretty rough time when it comes to alcohol and drug addictions. It was reported in 2007 that he was taking about 30 valium pills every day. Due to alcohol and drug addiction, he became serious in 2008, which resulted in improper attendance towards his fans. He wasn’t well enough to interact with his fans and public that caused a major downtime of his life. These situations were turned around when Elton John helped him get sober.

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