20 Celebrities Who Beat an Illness or Addiction

20 Celebrities Who Beat an Illness or Addiction

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Illness, addiction, or mental problems can happen to anyone: young or old, rich or poor. Fortunately, most manage to get over this and return to full health. See 20 celebrities who have overcome illness or addiction.

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20 Celebrities Who Beat an Illness or Addiction

1. Hugh Jackman. The Wolverine: Immortal star underwent surgery in 2013 to remove a cancerous tumor on his nose. Since that time, he has managed to persuade a large number of people to get screened to help detect skin cancer at an early stage. (Photo: Donald Traill/AP).

20 Celebrities Who Beat an Illness or Addiction

2. Kathy Bates. She managed to recover from ovarian cancer in 2003. However, during the next examination, the doctor discovered she had a tumor in her chest. She had a double mastectomy (breast removal) and beat cancer for the second time! (Photo: MIKE BLAKE/Reuters).

20 Celebrities Who Beat an Illness or Addiction

3. Britney Spears. After the infamous fall of the star in 2007, she ended up in a clinic where she underwent treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. Now, many celebrities are sharing their photos and telling their fans about themselves on social media. And this is not only an opportunity to demonstrate your successful life to the whole world but also to be closer to your fans, to talk about how they cope with illnesses and overcome difficulties. And the site instagrama.ru will help you find your favorite celebrities on Instagram. (Photo: REX/MediaPunch).

20 Celebrities Who Beat an Illness or Addiction

4. Samuel L. Jackson. The famous actor at one time was addicted to heroin and cocaine. In 1991, he entered a rehab clinic for treatment and has been an abstinent ever since. (Photo: Todd Williamson/AP).

20 Celebrities Who Beat an Illness or Addiction

5. Demi Lovato. The former Disney star spent three months in rehab for drug and alcohol addiction, cut her wrists, and suffered from bulimia. Since she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and started on appropriate treatment, she has never lost her temper. (Photo: REX/Frank Micelotta).

20 Celebrities Who Beat an Illness or Addiction

6. Drew Barrymore. Having become a star as a child, Drew began to smoke, use drugs and drink alcohol by the age of 12. At the age of 13, she became a drug addict. However, she managed to defeat her demons and unhealthy addictions. (Photo: REX/Broadimage).

20 Celebrities Who Beat an Illness or Addiction

7. Kylie Minogue. In 2005, the Australian singer was diagnosed with breast cancer, which she managed to defeat after eight months of intensive chemotherapy and surgery. (Photo: REX/David Fisher).

20 Celebrities Who Beat an Illness or Addiction

8. Rod Stewart. During a routine check-up, Rod Stewart was diagnosed with thyroid cancer - everything indicated that intensive care would put an end to his singing career. Fortunately, both he and his vocal cords are in perfect order. (Photo: Scott Roth/AP).

20 Celebrities Who Beat an Illness or Addiction

9. Eric Clapton. Legendary guitarist Eric Clapton overcame his three-year heroin addiction at the start of a brilliant musical career. For drug addiction treatment, he went to a rehabilitation center in Antigua, one of the Caribbean islands. (Photo: REX/Greg Allen).

20 Celebrities Who Beat an Illness or Addiction

10. Lance Armstrong The famous cyclist was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1996 by doctors, then the insidious disease spread to his brain, lungs, and abdominal cavity. Doctors almost did not give him a chance, but he managed to defeat the disease, after which he founded the Livestrong Foundation. (Photo: ASSOCIATED PRESS).

20 Celebrities Who Beat an Illness or Addiction

11. Robert De Niro. The legendary actor was 60 when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2003. The disease was detected at an early stage, and prompt and effective treatment quickly returned the actor to a full recovery. (Photo: BUKAJLO FREDERIC/Rex Featur).

20 Celebrities Who Beat an Illness or Addiction

12 Jane Fonda For most of her adult life, the star battled bulimia and eventually managed to get her illness under control and become a walking health ad and fitness queen. (Photo: REX/Broadimage).

20 Celebrities Who Beat an Illness or Addiction

13. Michael Douglas found out about cancer at the base of the tongue in 2010. And although the forecasts were not the most optimistic, the actor managed to defeat the disease. (Photo: Splash News/Corb).

20 Celebrities Who Beat an Illness or Addiction

14. Slash. The amazing guitarist of Guns N' Roses found out at 35 that he had a serious heart problem after years of addiction to alcohol and drugs. Since 2005, Slash has been an abstainer. (Photo: ETHAN MILLER/Reuters).

20 Celebrities Who Beat an Illness or Addiction

15. Emma Stone. In 2012, the actress admitted that she had been struggling with panic attacks since the age of 8. She said that she manages to manage them due to the fact that she focuses all her attention on work. (Photo: CARLO ALLEGRI/Reuters).

20 Celebrities Who Beat an Illness or Addiction

16. Steven Tyler. The Aerosmith leader first went to rehab for drug abuse in 1986. For 22 consecutive years, he remained abstinent until he earned himself a new addiction, this time on drugs. Steven went back to treatment and hasn't taken any medication since. (Photo: Edmund D. Fountain/ZUMA Press).

20 Celebrities Who Beat an Illness or Addiction

17. Victoria Beckham admitted that she had serious nutritional problems - while still in the Spice Girl group, she repeatedly went hungry. She now eats a well-balanced, healthy diet. (Photo: REX/Julian Makey).

20 Celebrities Who Beat an Illness or Addiction

18. Elton John. After a period that the actor himself called "16 years of denial", he voluntarily went to the clinic in 1990, where he confessed to addiction to cocaine and bulimia. (Photo: REX/Focus Images Ltd).

20 Celebrities Who Beat an Illness or Addiction

19. Eminem. In 2007, doctors told the singer that he was only two hours away from death as a result of an overdose of drugs. The singer sang about this in songs from the album "Recovery", released in 2010. (Photo: REX/PictureGroup).

20 Celebrities Who Beat an Illness or Addiction

20. Robert Downey Jr has many alternating periods of drug abuse and rehab behind him, not to mention the time he spent behind bars. Since 2001, the actor has been an abstinent. (Photo6 REX/Buzz Foto).

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