Hollywood stars often look glamorous and like their lives are perfect, but a surprising amount of celebrities battled drug abuse and addiction in the past. In fact, some stars you may not have suspected or heard about have gone through dark periods of self-destructive behavior and serious drug abuse.
He might seem like the perfect male lead but George Clooney has admitted to a somewhat checkered past. In fact, Clooney claims to have loved psychedelic drugs like acid and mushrooms in his early years before graduating to drugs like cocaine.
Like George Clooney, Angelina Jolie is a highly sought-after actress who gets paid millions of dollars per role. That didn’t stop her from trying drugs like cocaine, ecstasy, LSD and even heroin. Apparently Jolie had enough of a habit to abmit to one reporter that she was lucky that she didn’t die young like some of her peers.
Starred in literally dozens of movies, Nicholas Cageonce claimed to have taken a considerable amount of psychedelic drugs like mushrooms at one point in his life. While Cage didn’t comment on any other drugs, he did claim to have a bag of mushrooms on hand in his refrigerator at one point – which points to rather serious use.
Having portrayed drugged-out characters in his films, Johnny Depp seems to have had some real-life experience with hard drugs. While he didn’t comment on specific drugs, he did cop to some rather heavy and dark times with drugs and alcohol in his past.
The child star turned superstar adult,Drew Barrymoreentered rehab at 14 for the first time after smoking marijuana, drinking and moving on to hard drugs like cocaine before her 12th birthday rolled around. Luckily, Barrymore survived and is sober today.