Celebrities and alcohol, sometimes go hand in hand. It's true—drinking can be fun. But when it gets out off hand it's deadly. And I'm not kidding. Alcoholism can be likened to a plague—rampant, catchy, and extremely self. destructive. And it always begins the same way—with one drink.
Over the years we have been saddened many times by the news of our favorite celebrities who suffer from alcoholism. Unfortunately we have watched several of them ruin their careers and personal lives before our very eyes. All because of their love for the fiery liquid.
Huge Stars like Hollywood actor Richard Burton, and silver screen heartthrob Errol Flynn, all but ruined their looks and health by drinking way too much and not being able to stop.
Some years ago one of the world's most famous(and beloved) celebrity alcoholics, George Best succumbed finally to years of abusing his once super fit body with drinking. The former Manchester United footballer and European footballer of the Year died after falling into a coma. He was 56 years old at the time of his death.
Many celebs with the same problem actually never let anyone know about it. But here are 5 famous stars you'll be shocked to know are alcoholics—or recovered ones.
Some names on this list will blow your mind away, while others may not be such a surprise.
Sadly some of them didn't end up well. But Thankfully some fought back and succeeded in kicking the habit that has landed so many of their compatriots in the grave.
1. David Hasselhoff
3. Mel Gibson
4. Stephen King
5. Daniel Radcliffe
If we attempted to list every known star that has a drinking problem here, this list may have a close resemblance to the yellow pages. Of course there are many more alcohol troubled celebrities, but we've narrowed it to just this five stars, to show you some of the surprise celeb additions here.