8 Celebs Whose Addictions Shocked Us
Daniel Radcliffe's admission is far from the first to surprise
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2011 12:16 PM CDT
Daniel Radcliffe says his drinking was getting out of control.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

(Newser) – Raise your hand if you were shocked to read that Harry Potter—er, Daniel Radcliffe—had a drinking problem. Well, you weren't the only one. The Frisky rounds up seven more celebs whose addictions surprised the world:

  • Demi Moore: She was addicted to cocaine in the '80s, but cleaned up after the St. Elmo's Fire director threatened to fire her.

  • Ben Affleck: A crazy Las Vegas trip in 2001 made him realize he was "just one bad night away from a big E! True Hollywood Story," he has said. He entered rehab for alcohol immediately.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis: Her two biggest accomplishments? According to her, motherhood ... and beating an addiction to painkillers.
Click for the complete list, which includes a Scientologist and a Glee cast member.

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Foreign Identity
Jul 18, 2015 4:32 PM CDT
This was a terrible read. Took long enough just to find the content and then I click "View full article here" and low-and-behold, 404 Error This Page Cannot Be Found. I hate how sites like this break up full articles in to chunks just to make more money from ads.
Brian Skinner
Jul 18, 2015 12:09 PM CDT
About 12% of our population has substance abuse problems. Why would anyone think movie stars are exempt?
ExceleRater
Jul 9, 2011 4:44 PM CDT
How could anyone be shocked by any Hollywood star having an addiction?