Alcoholism is an addiction that affects not only the physical health of the addict, but also their mental health, leading to a downfall when it comes to social and familial life. When alcoholism starts being a big problem for the addict, it shows in their failure to successfully deal with work-related and other responsibilities, as alcohol dominates every aspect of their life, including their relationships. Alcoholism is harmful and damaging for every addict, but when it comes to celebrities it reaches a completely different level, as their lives and careers are in the public spotlight. Alcoholism can threaten to destroy a celebrity’s career and significantly affect their personal as well as public life.
Here are 26 celebrities whose lives and careers have been affected by alcoholism:
1. Mel Gibson
We know Mel Gibson for being a famous Hollywood actor. But besides that, he is also a filmmaker and screenwriter. His career had its ups and downs, but he is most famous for the movie Braveheart, which he directed, produced and starred in. The same movie brought him the Golden Globe. However, his career suffered the consequences of his drinking problem.
In 2006, Mel Gibson was arrested for drunk driving and this event led to many other problems that affected both his public and personal life. He managed to get his drinking problem and his overall behavior under control since then, and heal the broken relationships along with getting his career back on track.