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Celebs Who Are Constantly In and Out of Rehab

Darren September 14, 2023
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Natasha Lyonne

Lyonne has enjoyed a career revival over the past few years. Her performances in Russian Doll and Poker Face earned her critical acclaim. However, it hasn’t been plain sailing for the former American Pie star because battled heroin addiction (via EW).


In the end, a court ordered her to attend rehab to deal with her problems. Lyonne admitted that at the worst moment, she was ‘as good as dead.’ She endured some harrowing moments in her life but she bounced back. It’s inspiring because it could have been a tragic ending.

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Eva Mendez

Mendez also enjoyed Cirque Lodge’s hospitality in Utah after she fell into alcoholism. This shocked her fans because Mendez didn’t show any public signs of a problem. However, this is a common situation for many people who are dealing with this kind of struggle.

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The actress said that her suffering wasn’t any less serious because she didn’t have a public meltdown. She also emphasized the importance of taking celebrity suffering seriously. So many actors and pop stars had overdoses because nobody cared about them (via Huffington Post).


Matthew Perry

Perry enjoyed a dramatic rise to fame in the ’90s as he starred as Chandler in Friends. Everything seemed perfect in his life but the reality was very different. In his memoir, he revealed that he went to rehab 15 times and attended thousands of AA meetings. Oxycodin almost killed him when his colon burst.


He also admitted that he faked pain at one rehab in Switzerland to receive ketamine and morphine shots. Furthermore, Perry explained that he had noticeable weight fluctuations during Friends because of his drug use. It seems like an endless battle for the star (via Variety).

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Keith Urban

Nicole Kidman and Urban have one of Hollywood’s strongest relationships. But it almost ended after a few months because of Urban’s substance abuse problems. The Australian country star is almost 15 years sober but it could have come at a severe personal cost.

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Urban explained that his wife almost walked away (via Today). He said: “I’m just so glad she didn’t, and she made a decision to turn around and initiate ultimately this intervention and it was done in such a way that the love in that room at that moment was just right. I was like, ‘Put the cuffs on, let’s go.'”


Britney Spears

We couldn’t write this list without including Spears because she’s one of the most well-known celebrities who was in and out of rehab facilities. She notoriously checked herself into rehab after shaving her head in 2007. The pop icon went in and out like a train entering a tunnel. In 2007, her assistant quit because she couldn’t do her job properly.


Those two years were the worst of her career and her fans feared for her long-term health. Britney is a global superstar and most people wished the best for her. She’s an example of what happens when vulnerable celebrities suffer exploitation (via ABC).

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Charlie Sheen

Sheen is one of Hollywood’s most notorious bad boys. We could mock him but the reality is that his addictive personality ruined his life. Sex and controlled substances wreaked havoc on him and that’s why he’s been to rehab many times. His first visit was in 1990 but there have been many since (via Mirror).


Alcohol and drug abuse caused him to behave erratically and even violently toward his partners. Furthermore, he had a serious relapse in 2015 when he revealed that he was HIV positive. Many people sympathized with him but it also forced Sheen to say that he never knowingly transmitted the disease.


Selena Gomez

Gomez went to rehab for a different reason than most of the people on this list. She endured mental health problems after her lupus diagnosis. The former Disney star underwent chemotherapy before she went to Meadows in Arizona (via Page Six).


But Gomez also dealt with accusations that she was a drug addict or alcoholic. She reacted angrily to this because she didn’t appreciate the media’s attempt to damage her reputation. It was also wrong to stigmatize these issues when many people deal with them every day.


Robert Downey Jr.

These days, Downey Jr. is one of Hollywood’s biggest stars and a box office giant. But this wasn’t always the case because he spent time in and out of rehab and jail. He had a bad upbringing because his father introduced him to drugs when he was just six years old (via Decider).


This unsurprisingly had a terrible impact on his life. He became one of Hollywood’s bad boys before he made the brave decision to turn sober. This changed his career because it also made it easier for production companies to insure him. The stability helped him become the legend that he is now.


Lindsay Lohan

Lohan once told Oprah Winfrey that she used cocaine 10 to 15 times per day. It’s no wonder that she’s been to rehab more than almost everybody else on this list. She’s received multiple court orders and also checked herself into different facilities to deal with her addiction.


However, Lohan proved that rehab isn’t a miracle cure. She rejected it several times because she thought it was a waste of time. This shows that patients, famous or not, must enter with an open mind and want to become better. Everyone knows about Lohan’s harrowing struggles with substance abuse and her attempt to make it back to stardom (via Daily Beast).