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

(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.

Daniel Radcliffe says his drinking was getting out of control.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
Demi Moore beat an addiction to cocaine.   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
Ben Affleck says he smartened up in 2001.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Jamie Lee Curtis beat an addiction to painkillers.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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