Lights, camera, and… destruction! It’s not an easy business to grow up on sets in Hollywood. There so many of these child stars that just cannot handle that kind of pressure at a young age and eventually end up succumbing to alternative methods to de-stress instead. It is only when their own friends and family or the law steps in that these celebrities finally get the help that they need all along through rehabilitation centers.
Forget Amanda Bynes, Lindsay Lohan, Corey Feldman, Haley Joel Osment, and Drew Barrymore whose rehabilitation stints have all been covered relentlessly.
Here’s 15 child stars have found themselves in rehabilitation centers, some of them have found themselves there more than just one time. Most of the celebrities you will see on this list are sure to come as a shock, despite how carefully their careers have been built up at a young age, when they turned 18, many celebrities who were once our favorite stars started spiraling out of control, some beginning this destructive journey even before the age of 18.
And yes, believe it or not, Daniel Radcliffe can indeed be found on this list, the same goes for the new mother Kristen Dunst, who just recently has given birth to her first child.
Assuming that every single one of these child stars have life made for them is easy. All they had to do was stay on the path that was set for them and continue to rake in millions of dollars. It’s very true, this could’ve been the case. But as so many have attempted to explain over the years to us, it just isn’t that easy when you’re in their shoes. Many of them had troubled parents, which only adds on to everything else and they’ve only found one alternative to really let loose. For others, rehabilitation centers have only become somewhere they can better themselves mentally.
Wizard Of Hiding – Selena Gomez
What exactly was Selena Gomez in rehab for? It really says something in itself that at her young age she has already been there more than once, but it is more or less the fact that the entire stint has been basically kept a secret. It was said by her PR rep that back in 2014 she was there for addiction problems, but the moment that Selena Gomez got out of rehab, she promptly went back into reality weeding out any of the bad seeds in her life. GQ summed it up by stating she, “promptly parted ways with her manager (her mother), her record label (Disney subsidiary Hollywood Records), and her landlord (also her mother). At some point during the year, she also dropped her boyfriend, Justin Bieber.”
That is definitely one good way to clean house! But this also hadn’t been her first visit to a rehabilitation center. She went in in 2016 as well and then again towards the end of 2017. Previously she told Vogue, “My self-esteem was shot. I was depressed, anxious. I started to have panic attacks right before getting onstage, or right after… Basically I felt I wasn’t good enough, wasn’t capable.”
She also added in, “I wish more people would talk about therapy. We girls, we’re taught to be almost too resilient, to be strong and sexy and cool and laid-back, the girl who’s down. We also need to feel allowed to fall apart.”
Balancing trying to maintain a high-profile singing career and dealing with chemo for lupus obviously wouldn’t be a walk in the park. But the fact that she’s already been in and out of rehabilitation centers this many times already really makes us wonder if there just isn’t more to this story we do not know about, as her initial PR rep divulged.