21 Stars Who Have Hit Rock Bottom

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3. Elton John

Another acclaimed singer to battle drug addiction, Sir Elton John admitted that there was a point in his life when nothing was more important than cocaine. The celebrated musician revealed that even seizures couldn’t have stopped him from indulging in the infamous drug.

Unprepared for fame and fortune, John started using drugs in the 1970’s to deal with his newly-gained celebrity status and even suffered an overdose in 1975. However, that was not the end of his problems: John was also suffering from the wicked eating disorder bulimia. He later opened up to Larry King and confessed that both Princess Diana and he were bulimic. As far as his cocaine addiction was concerned, the once troubled star said that not even the death of his friends had made him reconsider his lifestyle. To quote him:

“You know, I was having people die right, left and center around me, friends. And yet, I didn’t stop the life that I had, which is the terrible thing about addiction. It’s that bad of a disease.”

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