Celebrities live a life completely different than us so-called normal civilians.
We make our own food; they have chefs. We go to the gym; they have personal trainers. We get ourselves ready each and every day; they have personal assistants. Not to say their life is “easy,” but constantly being catered to and thrown into a world where money’s no object doesn’t always produce the best results.
Here, we’re taking a look at five celebrities who always seem under the weather – whether it’s due to a drug addiction or constant illness – and proving that their lives may not be exactly as glamorous as they seem.
Macaulay Culkin – star of the “Home Alone” series – has been looking thinner and thinner in recent years. Rumor has it he’s addicted to heroin and prescription pain pills like Percocet and Vicodin. He hasn’t been seen in any films in the past few years, and his drug addiction and health are most likely to blame. Hopefully, Macaulay will decide to seek treatment soon – as his condition can’t get much worse.
Lara Flynn Boyle
Lara Flynn Boyle – known for her role in Twin Peaks and The Practice – used to be drop-dead gorgeous. Beautiful figure, perfect skin and long legs made her one of Hollywood’s most beautiful actresses. Fast-forward 10 years and it looks as though she’s had too much plastic surgery and not enough food. Experts agree she’s been suffering from an eating disorder for quite some time, and it looks like she could be on drugs or some sort of steroids. At just 42 years-old, there’s hope for her if she’s willing to get it.
Lindsay has been struggling in the spotlight for years now. Between DUI’s, being caught injecting heroin, having been arrested multiple times and not showing up for her court dates, things only seem to be getting worse for the star. She seems to always be “heading to treatment in the next few months,” but never actually goes. Lindsay – we’re rooting for you, but you’re the one who needs to step-up.
Alright Amanda, what’s going on? Amanda Bynes was a hit child star of Nickelodeon growing up, but now doesn’t seem to know what’s normal from what’s not. She supposedly uses marijuana in extreme amounts – filling her apartment building morning, noon and night with smoke and has even been seen smoking a joint on the streets of New York. She locks herself in public restrooms for hours, gets kicked out of gyms and most recently shaved one side of her head. She’s not on speaking terms with her parents and has no one looking out for her, so Amanda – it’s up to you to get help before it’s too late.
Courtney Love – formerly married to Kurt Cobain – has faced drug addictions for quite some time now, so much so that her own daughter filed a restraining order against her due to these addictions. She’s taken drugs and prescription pain pills since we can remember, but it doesn’t mean there’s no hope. For the sake of her daughter, and her life, we’re hoping she seeks sobriety before it’s too late.
About the Author: Sarah Brooks is a freelance writer covering topics on nursing recruitment, personal finance and small businesses. She lives in Arizona with her husband and daughter.