Crazy Celebrity Drug Stories
Two months following Miley Cyrus’ twerk team performance at the MTV VMA’s, she shocked people even further by lighting up a joint onstage at MTV’s European Music Awards. After winning the award, Cyrus pulled a joint out of her bag and took a couple of puffs before leaving the stage. While the network censored this act, Cyrus didn’t seem to care about the controversy she caused, stating that, “Sometimes in life, you gotta just decide to not give AF.” Cyrus was no stranger to drug use before this incident. Her song “We Can’t Stop” references taking a popular form of ecstasy called “Molly.”
After experiencing a serious hip injury, Lady Gaga admitted in 2013 that she had been smoking up to 15 joints a day to help with the pain. She said that she would smoke to numb the pain and sleep before getting on stage to perform through the pain. Afterwards, she would get high again to counteract the extra pain from dancing. Not knowing how serious her injury was, Gaga finally got an MRI that revealed her hip was broken. After undergoing surgery, Gaga attempted to kick her marijuana habit under the supervision of performance artist Marina Abramovic. Now Gaga says she is the “soberest” she’s been in years and only “smokes a little bit at night.”
Who can forget Amanda Bynes’ bizarre twitter rants, public incidents with marijuana, and the time she started a campfire in someone’s driveway? On April 20, 2013, Bynes was kicked out of a local gym for lighting up in the locker room before being evicted from a hotel room in July for the exact same reason. The later incident was after police came to her New York City apartment in May and she threw a bong out the window, letting it drop the 37 stories to the ground below. Charged with possession and reckless endangerment, Bynes was forced to go before a judge where she claimed it was only a vase that she dropped.
Another celebrity well known for trouble with drugs is Lamar Odom. The former LA Laker and National Basketball Association champion has been arrested for DUI’s and has been to rehab for an addiction to crack cocaine. He has spent time in and out of drug rehab facilities over the years, and even almost died due to an overdose in one of Nevada’s brothels. Odom’s fame grew after he married Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Khloe Kardashian. They separated due to his drug abuse and were on the brink of divorce when Odom had his brush with death. Reportedly, Kardashian put the divorce on hold for a time, but it looks like they are headed down the road to divorce once again, as Odom refuses to get help for his addiction.
While the public often looks up to celebrities and wants to emulate them, addiction is a very grave concern. Many celebrities can’t take the fame and being in the public eye. Self destructing with drugs and alcohol is common. If you or someone you know needs help recovering from an addiction, contact United Drug Rehab Group today.