These days no one is surprised when they hear of another ill-fated star falling off the wagon. Sometimes, however, a quick stint in rehab isn’t enough to break a celebrity’s cycle of addiction and they struggle with their problems in the harshness of the public eye. In Hollywood’s image-obsessed culture, the harsh physical evidence of drug use can often cut short careers. These eight celebs are starting to show the physical consequences of addiction.
1) Macaulay Culkin
The public was shocked when photos surfaced of the “Home Alone” actor looking gaunt and haggard. The child star’s problems with drugs were well known, but since he was rarely seen in public, fans were shocked to discover the depths of the actor’s addiction.
Culkin’s drug use most likely contributed to the demise of his longterm relationship with actress Mila Kunis–the pair split in 2011. We hope that the beloved actor is recovering safely. We hope that the beloved actor is recovering safely.