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 most celebrities are pretty capable of affording any expensive drugs and alcoholics. However, they tend to induce themselves such that they get into an extreme zone of health hazard. This makes them all time addict of alcohol and drugs. Here are the 10 famous celebrities you probably didn’t know were alcohol addicts, who had experienced extreme health and career issues.

10. Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin

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

9. Robin Williams

Robin Williams

We all know about Robin Williams as a comedian who touched our childhood days with a great piece of entertainment. Robin is an American origin actor who started his career as a comedian in mid-1970s. He started taking alcohol in his early stages of life. Williams was not an 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 problems due to long working hours during Star Trek shootout. Nimoy was also a prime time abuser of tobacco, who also stated that smoking was the main cause for the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Long working hours had coiled him out to become a core abuser of alcohol. Nimoy decided to go to the rehabilitation center when he realized that his career and relationships were interrupted.

7. Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe is an English actor who consistently performed incredibly through his career since the age of 10. He was under immense pressure during the shootout of Harry Potter where Radcliffe was on a lead role for the film. During his teenage, Radcliffe was diagnosed with a neurological disorder, which put him distressed for the rest of his life. He began consuming alcohol at the heaviest due to these disappointments. In 2010, he decided to quit alcohol to become 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. Additionally, he had gained fame through many award-winning drawings and sketches. He was suffering from some of the complications such as bipolar disorder, epilepsy, lead poisoning, and sunstroke. Vincent blamed himself of putting himself into great troubles through drug addictions. He also wrote once to his brother saying alcohol is one of the major causes of his madness.

5. Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp is an American actor and stands under the world’s best actors list. Though Johnny is an ultimate performer in his career, he became a slave of alcohol and drugs. Nobody exactly knows about his alcoholic problems, however, know the fact that he was a big-time abuser of alcohol in the past. The actor was eventually losing his personal life, which caused breakup with his longtime love Vanessa Paradis in 2012.

4. Samuel Jackson

Samuel Jackson

Samuel Jackson is a famous American actor and producer who became an alcohol addict at an 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 huge fan of abusing cocaine. Due to alcohol and cocaine addiction, 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 the 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, as 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. Churchill 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 the Russian Federation. His era was blotched with drastic hassles such as widespread inflation, corruption, social problem, and economic collapse. He somehow became the president of Russia in the 1990s and produced unlikely success story due to his alcohol addiction and other personal issues. Boris was so much addict of alcohol that he quickly used to take a drink even during the 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 from 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 the 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 a pretty rough time with 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 against 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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1 Response

  1. Jeremy Hawthorn says:

    Something very odd about the English in this piece. The Boar War? Did the British fight wild pigs?