Celebrities Who Have Been to Rehab
The perils of fame: struggling with painful pasts, overnight success and other demons, countless A-listers—from former child stars like Lindsay Lohan to Oscar winners like Robert Downey Jr.—have sought help at rehab. Click through to see more celebs who’ve gone to rehab.
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The former Nickelodeon star was admitted to rehab after a series of bizarre incidents led to a 5150 psychiatric hold in 2013.
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The actor and director checked himself into Malibu's alcohol and drug rehabilitation center, Promises, in 2001. In a statement Affleck's rep said: "Ben is a self-aware and smart man who has decided that a fuller life awaits him without alcohol."
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The pop superstar checked into Malibu's Promises following her 2007 meltdown, where she shaved her head and infamously attacked a paparazzo's car with an umbrella—all amidst a bitter split and custody battle with ex Kevin Federline.
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Catherine Zeta-Jones sought treatment for bipolar II disorder in 2011. The Oscar winner entered a treatment facility again in 2013 for another 30-day program.
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After a meltdown and hospitalization in 2011 after partying for nearly two days with porn stars he dubbed "goddesses," Sheen entered rehab causing a halt in production on his then show Two and a Half Men. He was later fired by CBS in March 2011. The actor previously entered rehab twice before, once in 1998 and again in 2010.
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After revealing his pre-fame struggles with drugs in 2011 Parade interview, the Glee actor voluntarily checked himself into rehab for substance abuse in March 2013, where he stayed for almost a month. Tragically, Monteith passed away months later at age 31 on July 13, 2013 after an accidental overdose from a mixture of heroin and alcohol.
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Courteney Cox's ex-husband entered rehab in 2011. Shortly after completing the program, the actor revealed to Oprah Winfrey he had his first drink of beer at age 4 and started stealing pot from his father at age 8.
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Eva Mendes entered rehab in February 2008 for substance abuse. In a statement to Us, the actress' rep said at the time: "Eva has been working hard for the past year and made a positive decision to take some much-needed time off to proactively attend to some personal issues that, while not critical, she felt deserved some outside professional support."
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The country singer and his wife Nicole Kidman were still newlyweds (married for about four months) when he checked into rehab for drug and alcohol addiction in October 2006.
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The former Simple Life reality star went to rehab in 2003 after being arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance when police found a "balloon of heroin" in her car.
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Robert Downey Jr.
The Iron Man actor revealed he started doing drugs when his father would give him them as a child. The actor then went on to become addicted to cocaine and experiment with heroin and crack—which eventually landed him in rehab numerous times and ultimately in jail, all for different reasons, starting in 1996. Not until 2003, did Downey successfully complete another stint in rehab and turn his life around.
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In 2012, following the end of her marriage to Ashton Kutcher, the actress entered Cirque Lodge in Sundance, Utah, for an eating disorder and addiction issues.
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The Blended actress went to rehab twice as a young girl. Barrymore's first visit was when she was just 13 years old.
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In April 2004, the Fashion Police co-host went to Malibu's Promises to deal with an addiction to painkillers. Ozzy Osbourne's daughter then relapsed a year later and checked herself into Las Encinas Hospital; she entered another treatment center in 2009 for one month.
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After two DUIs, six arrests, seven car accidents, 14 days in jail and six trips to rehab, Lindsay Lohan documented her post-rehab life in a docuseries for Oprah Winfrey's network OWN, where even her own sobriety coach repeatedly questioned if she'd relapsed once more.
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