“With great power comes great responsibility.” If you choose fame; you choose everything that goes along with it. You will be loved by many and will be hated by many too ‘cause we all know it is impossible to please everyone. That is the blessing and curse of fame. It may be because of too much expectation along with performance anxiety that many famous stars choose to dwell with substance addiction. How do our famous musicians battle this love hate relationship with the career they pick? Here are top 10 famous musicians and their life struggles.
Bob Marley, (1945-1981) is the most famous Jamaican performer of reggae music. He sings about the struggles of blacks against the oppression from the West. Being a fruit of mix racial origins, most of his songs focused on battles against racial discrimination. In 1976, he was arrested and convicted for possession of cannabis. He died from cancer at the age of 36.
John Lennon (1940-1980) was arrested for marijuana possession along with his wife, Yoko Ono. The charge nearly cost him his U.S. citizenship. Ono claimed that they were kept on receiving a lot of substance due to one greedy dealer
Kurt Cobain (1967-1994) is the lead singer of Nirvana. Cobain as a child had bronchitis. His struggles was made worse by his parent’s traumatic divorce that caused him to become antisocial and withdrawn. He struggled with heroin and drug addiction. His wife, Courtney Love, is a struggler too. He committed suicide.
Michael Jackson (1958-2009) died in acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication that followed cardiac arrest. He suffered long with prescription drug abuse, he even used a lot of aliases to have access to the drugs he took.
Whitney Houston, (1963-2012) was cited as the most awarded female act of all time. She endlessly came in and out of rehab due to drug addiction. She passed away allegedly as a consequence of her addiction.
The “I Love Candy” young star Aaron Carter was pulled over for car speeding and possession of marijuana in 2008.
Britney Spears also battled with drug addiction. Although she went to rehab, her obsession wouldn’t stop. She even shaved her head to conceal the evidence of her amphetamine addiction. She came back and forth to rehab many times.
Disney young talent, Demi Lovato struggled with anorexia, bulimia and self-harm at the age of 18.
Miley Cyrus transitioned from wholesome to daring, shocking everyone with her sudden change of image. Although there’s really nothing new, there were sexually provocative images that Cyrus took by herself that were leaked and a photo shot taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz that showed a topless then-15-year-old Cyrus. She is now dealing with the recent split of her parents and may be troubled by her and Ex-fiancé Liam Hemsworth’s break up.
Justin Bieber, age 19, had been into double-trouble by being recently charged both in Miami and Toronto, January early this year. He was arrested for DUI in Miami. He was discharged but right then he was welcomed with an assault charge in Canada. Justin Bieber is expecting a March 3 trial date in Miami.