It seems like there are new celebrity rehab stories every day. It feels inevitable though. When you see famous singers and actors falling out of clubs and posting slurred SnapChat stories, a rehab stint just seems like the logical next step in their lives. It has become the new norm for the stars to hit rock bottom in a very public fashion, publicize their rehab entrances, and then have a million interviews about being a changed person once they are released.
Everyone loves a comeback story and that route has become sadly formulaic for troubled entertainers who want to turn their careers around. But that's not how it's always done. There are some exceptions. Believe it or not, there are still some celebs who prefer to keep their private lives private and take their medical treatment very seriously. There are actually plenty of celebrities who secretly went to rehab.
That's right, they did not use their stint for social cache or for some positive PR. They quietly went away to work on themselves and it is ironically shocking. You'd actually be pretty surprised by the stars who went to rehab on the low. A lot of them are people you would never expect to need rehab to begin with, let alone be able to keep such a big secret with their level of fame— still, it does happen.
Sure, some of them just checked into rehab to innocently relieve exhaustion, but there is a good amount of celebs who you would be surprised to know were fighting some pretty serious demons.
14 Zac Efron - For Alcohol Addiction
13 Selena Gomez - For Lupus
12 Jon Hamm - Alcohol Abuse
11 Daniel Radcliffe - Addicted To Cigarettes
10 Samuel L. Jackson - Addicted To Cocaine
9 Gerard Butler - Addicted To Painkillers
8 Eva Mendes - Reasons Unknown
7 David Duchovny - Doing The Deed A Little Too Often
6 Pink - Likes To Party Hard
5 Demi Moore - For Reasons Unknown
In 2012, Demi Moore checked into rehab after her split with Ashton Kutcher, but no one really knows the details. There are plenty of rumors though. One piece of gossip is that she was hospitalized after doing whip-its (inhaling nitrous oxide). Other reports say that she suffered from anorexia and a prescription pill addiction. As of now, the real reason for her stay has remained pretty covert. Whatever it was, I don't think she has it anymore as she's looking pretty good these days.
4 Heather Locklear - Drugs And Alcohol
Heather Locklear took her breakup with Jack Wagner pretty hard in 2012 and she went into a downward spiral of abusing alcohol and drugs. Luckily for Heather, her family helped her keep the stint private. Well it no longer is. So there's that.
3 Eric Dane - Prescription Pills
2 LeAnn Rimes - Was Bullied Online, Went To Rehab
1 Kristen Davis - Wasn't Sober Before Becoming Famous
This doesn't necessarily qualify as a celebrity who "secretly went to rehab" because Kristin Davis checked into rehab before she was famous, but it's still pretty shocking to know that someone who seemed like such a goody-goody has such a tough past. Kristin revealed in 2008 that she was "sober the whole time [she was] famous."
Just when you think the celebrity culture has become too invasive, you find out about some pretty big celebrities who have been able to keep rehab stints under wraps.
Sources: www.etonline.com; www.people.com; www.usmagazine.com
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