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Celebrities You’ll Be Shocked to Hear Went to Rehab

Chelena Goldman |

April 13, 2018

Some celebrity rehab stints aren’t all that surprising. Often enough, we watch celebs break down in public right before our very eyes! But what about those famous faces that keep their addictions well hidden? You will be shocked to hear about some of these celebrities who went to rehab. (And even more shocked by the reasons some of them went.)

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm attends the "Mad Men" New York Special Screening at The Museum of Modern Art

Jon Hamm is a lot like his Mad Men character. | Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images

Turns out, the suave actor wasn’t so different from the booze-guzzling Mad Men character that made him super famous. Hamm reportedly spent a stint in rehab in 2015 for alcohol abuse, and subsequently went to therapy. He checked in around the same time that Mad Men ended and he simultaneously split with from his partner of 18 years, Jennifer Westfeldt.

Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan

The death of Prince inspired Chaka Khan to get help. | Aaron Davidson/Getty Images

It came as a shock when the Grammy Award winner and her sister both entered rehab for prescription drug addiction in 2016. In a statement, Khan admitted that the death of Prince, whom she was friends with, encouraged her to seek help. She and her sister decided to enter the intense treatment program together as support.


Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes poses with her hands resting together at an event for Nordstrom

This came as a surprise to a lot of people in 2008. | John Parra/Getty Images for Estee Lauder

Is there a celebrity rehab stint more difficult to believe than that of the seemingly flawless Eva Mendes? Her admittance to Utah’s Cirque Lodge for substance abuse in 2008 created shock waves. However, her outspoken nature and willingness to talk about rehab since getting sober has set a great example for other famous figures who need to get help.

Next: This actor was more like his Californication character than we thought.


David Duchovny

David Duchovny in Louder than Words

David Duchovny admitted that he had a sex addiction. | ARC Entertainment

The X-Files alum checked himself into rehab, but not for the usual drug or alcohol addiction. In 2008, Duchovny checked himself into a treatment center for sex addiction, which reportedly led to him cheating on then wife, actress Tea Leoni, for years. Although Leoni told Duchovny she would leave him if he didn’t get help, the two still divorced in 2014.


Zac Efron

Zac Efron

Zac Efron used to be addicted to cocaine. | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Having millions of screaming fans may sound like fun. But for Efron, it drove him to addiction. The hunky High School Musical alum battled with cocaine addiction as a way of handling fame at such a young age, and checked himself into rehab twice to get help. He opened up about seeking treatment while guest-starring on an episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls.

Next: You could write many sad country songs about this singer’s struggles.


Keith Urban

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman pose together on the red carpet.

Urban was in rehab three times over eight years. | Rick Diamond/Getty Images

This country star’s road to sobriety had multiple pitfalls. Urban checked himself into rehab three times in the course of eight years for substances ranging from alcohol to crack cocaine. A now-sober Urban told Rolling Stone Magazine in 2016 that his battles with substance abuse almost ruined his marriage with actress Nicole Kidman.

Next: This wizard traded in magic potions for alcohol.


Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe

Even Harry Potter has had his issues. | Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

Here’s one way to ruin a beloved kids’ movie: Imagine the protagonist is hammered the whole entire time. You don’t have to do much imagining when it comes to Harry Potter though, since star Daniel Radcliffe was reportedly drunk while filming due to heavy alcohol consumption many nights before work. Rehab helped clean him up, however, and he reportedly hasn’t had any alcohol since 2010.

Next: This actress almost didn’t come back to the spotlight after seeking treatment.


Kirsten Dunst

Irish actor Colin Farrell (L) and US actress Kirsten Dunst pose

Kirsten Dunst has suffered from depression. | ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images

Again, not all rehabilitation stays have to do with drugs and alcohol. Enter actress Kirsten Dunst, who checked herself into Utah’s Cirque Lodge for depression in 2008. After the tabloids wrongfully reported that she was seeking treatment for substance abuse, Dunst became reluctant to jump back into the spotlight. She finally opened up about her stay, and returned to acting, a couple years later.


Next: Tough times drove this actress to hospitalize herself.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones on Feud red carpet.

Zeta-Jones has dealt with bipolar disorder. | Getty Images

2011 was not a kind year to this Oscar-winning actress. After dealing with her husband Michael Douglas’s shocking cancer diagnosis, Zeta-Jones checked herself into a psychiatric hospital. She entered treatment for bipolar II, also known as manic depression, which she said was brought on by the stress of her husband’s health.

Next: Loneliness of fame put this young singer in a very bad place.


Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez attends the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Selena Gomez is another star that has dealt with depression. | Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Pop fans everywhere were stunned when Gomez cancelled her summer tour and checked herself into a rehab facility with little explanation. Later, the 24-year-old singer revealed that she had been suffering from depression, and that life on the road touring was so tough that she started having panic attacks on a regular basis.

Next: He may play a superhero in the movies, but he isn’t immune to substance abuse struggles.

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck is smiling in front of a Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice poster.

Ben Affleck seems to be having a lot of problems lately. | Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

The Oscar-winning actor is just the most recent celebrity to check themselves into rehab. He checked himself into a Southern California treatment facility to deal with alcohol abuse, and appears to be getting support from both his ex-wife Jennifer Garner and current girlfriend Lindsay Shookus. Alleck’s entrance into treatment comes in the midst of a sex scandal in which he has been accused of groping an MTV correspondent back in 2003.

Next: This actress’ skeletal frame was a sign that she had some unhealthy habits.

Demi Moore

Demi Moore wearing glasses

Demi Moore went through a tough time after her split from Ashton Kutcher. | Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Moore’s health went down the tubes following her split from former husband Ashton Kutcher, to the point that she collapsed and had to be taken to the hospital. The frail actress reportedly “smoked something” that made her break out into an epileptic fit the night she was taken to the hospital, although it is rumored that she was into other drugs as well. Moore previously spent a couple stints in rehab for cocaine addiction when she was younger.


Terry Crews

Terry Crews decided to be vocal about his problem to give it less power over him. | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

The NFLer-turned-actor has been upfront in recent years about an addiction to porn that nearly ended his marriage. Crews checked himself into rehab and has decided to be vocal about his problem in an effort to give the condition “less power” over him. Women have reportedly reached out to him asking how his experience can help other suffering from this addiction.

Next: This star’s previous hospital visit may not be her last.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey at a press conference in Israel

Mariah Carey had an emotional breakdown in 2001. | JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images

Carey frightened her fans back in 2001 when she was abruptly hospitalized after she was found collapsed in a hotel room with slit wrists and cuts all over her body. She later opened up about receiving psychiatric treatment after an emotional breakdown, although she has maintained that she didn’t try to commit suicide. In more recent years, there have been reports that she took up drinking and popping anti-depressants since the 2001 ordeal.


Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L Jackson

Samuel L Jackson has had a couple of stints in rehab. | Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

The highly-decorated actor has been through a couple rehab stints throughout his life, for both alcohol and hard drugs. Although he reportedly did 12 Step back in the 1990s, he had trouble kicking his habits. Jackson credits his wife and daughter for giving him the strength to get help and get sober.


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