"Conceal, don't feel:" a phrase made popular by the fictional Elsa from Frozen but which still applies to our modern day society. Being in public, people are expected to keep control of their emotions. If you show any excess of feeling you'll cause a scene, particularly if you're crying. Anyone who has cried in public knows how embarassing it can be: having random strangers watching you, looking uncomfortable, not knowing what to do as you try to control your tears.
Now imagine if instead of just a handful of people who happen to be around, the whole world was watching you cry and judging you. Such is the life of a celebrity; yes, it can be tough. However, sometimes celebrities breaking down and crying in front of their fans can do their reputation some good, as it makes them seem more approachable, more human. The following is a list of 10 celebrities who broke down on TV.
10 Tracy Morgan
After being in a multi-car crash leaving one person killed an two other people in critical condition, Tracy Morgan himself suffered from more than brain trauma, a broken leg and broken ribs; he also suffered from deep emotional pain. "Bones heal, but the loss of my friend will never heal.”
9 Tony Danza
Tony Danza broke down during an interview on The Dr. Oz. Show earlier this year in March. The actor became overwhelmed as he opened up to Dr. Oz about two traumatic experiences in his life. Firstly, he discussed his near-death ski accident in Deer Valley, Utah: he hit a tree, which caused him to suffer from a punctured lung, broken ribs and also broken vertebrae. He was lucky to be alive.
8 Lady Gaga
7 Britney Spears
5 Avril Lavigne
4 Kanye West
3 Lindsay Lohan
2 Justin Bieber
1 Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres broke down on her talk show in October of 2012, over a dog. A pet adoption agency repossessed DeGenere’s Brussels Griffon terrier as she broke a contract by giving the dog away to another family. The pet agency refused to give the dog back to the family and DeGeneres pleaded on TV, “I’m sorry I did the wrong thing, just give the dog back to the family. Please, please, please.”
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