21 Stars Who Have Hit Rock Bottom


Though we tend to idolize celebrities, some of the most popular people in the world have had their fair share of problems, hardships and sorrows. Many stars have experienced some of the most difficult moments of their lives under public scrutiny, but there are also those who have started at the bottom only to become the best at what they do.

Here are 21 celebs who know what it’s like to hit rock bottom:

1. Halle Berry

Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry is a perfect example of a person who, through hard work and the unwillingness to give up on her dreams, pulled herself from extreme poverty to unbelievable wealth. It may be hard to believe that the glamorous Monster’s Ball star didn’t even have a roof over her head when she moved to New York City with the hope of appearing on the silver screen.

The then-struggling actress soon ran out of money and had to live in a homeless shelter. She was 21-years-old at the time, and spent her days going to auditions and her nights at the shelter in the Big Apple. Her mother could have helped her, but refused to give her money because she wanted Halle to become independent and learn the value of money on her own.

Though the two didn’t speak for more than a year and a half, the Hollywood beauty is now thankful to her mother for not helping her out – if it hadn’t been for her mother’s tough love, who knows where she would have been today.

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  • Jean Oston

    I am just asking but how did he do that. When he met Whitney she was a full pledge junkie, he had nothing to do with any of that. Her brother got her started on drugs not Bobby Brown. What else do you think he did to he? She would tell us quit she was a grown woman.If the truth be told she destroyed him.But we should let her rest in peace. There are no saints walking around here, eveybody does something they are not supposed to do, so not any of us should talk about the next. We never know what life has endstore for us.

    • Robert Slackware

      didn’t she GIVE bobby the money to go score for her as well?

  • Robert Slackware

    she banged billy bob. or was that ok because he was a musician not an actor?

  • Jesse Sikora

    What about Duane Johnson ?

  • mahituna

    This list is so inaccurate. Some people never hit rock bottom, they just struggled early in their careers, that is rock bottom? Whitney hit rock bottom later and regardless of the article she was not on the road to recovery. Some stories were great, Downey, Richie, Clapton they beat heroin and became even larger successes. This list could lose a few though. Winfrey got fired? wow, that never happens to people. Compared to the heroin recovery stories hers is a joke.

  • Hal Kee

    I don’t know how all you guys could wait for this article to load the pages?? I couldn’t take all the waiting! So I gave up on it!!

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