10 Celebs Who Needed Interventions

Some kicked the drugs, alcohol, but for others, a sad ending

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 23, 2013 8:58 AM CST

(Newser) Radar rounds up a list of stars who have faced intervention attempts from family members and friends. In some cases, they went to rehab and got cleaned up—but other cases had a tragic ending. Check out a sampling of 10 of them in the gallery or the full list here.

Khloe Kardashian attempted to stage an intervention for hubby Lamar Odom to address his dependence on prescription drugs; his teammates also tried to get him into rehab.
Khloe Kardashian attempted to stage an intervention for hubby Lamar Odom to address his dependence on prescription drugs; his teammates also tried to get him into rehab.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
Just a few months before Cory Monteith's death, girlfriend Lea Michele staged an intervention for him. 'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy was there, too.
Just a few months before Cory Monteith's death, girlfriend Lea Michele staged an intervention for him. 'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy was there, too.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
Amanda Bynes' friends and family tried to help in an intervention way back in 2010, but she wasn't having it.
Amanda Bynes' friends and family tried to help in an intervention way back in 2010, but she wasn't having it.   (AP Photo/Bethan McKernan)
Kevin Costner wrote two letters to Whitney Houston urging her to get help for her addiction issues.
Kevin Costner wrote two letters to Whitney Houston urging her to get help for her addiction issues.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)
Sadly, at the time of Heath Ledger's death, former fiancee Michelle Williams was trying to arrange an intervention to get him into rehab.
Sadly, at the time of Heath Ledger's death, former fiancee Michelle Williams was trying to arrange an intervention to get him into rehab.   (AP Photo/Dima Gavrysh, File)
Michael Jackson managed to deflect 10 interventions staged by his family. Brother Randy said they made him only more isolated.
Michael Jackson managed to deflect 10 interventions staged by his family. Brother Randy said they made him only more isolated.   (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, FILE)
After that whole winning thing, Denise Richards tried to stage an intervention for Charlie Sheen.
After that whole "winning" thing, Denise Richards tried to stage an intervention for Charlie Sheen.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Courteney Cox and Patricia Arquette managed to convince David Arquette to go to rehab in 2011.
Courteney Cox and Patricia Arquette managed to convince David Arquette to go to rehab in 2011.   (AP Photo/InStyle, Casey Rodgers, File)
None other than Robert DeNiro tried to get Tom Sizemore into rehab in 1995 when he participated in an intervention with Sizemore's family.
None other than Robert DeNiro tried to get Tom Sizemore into rehab in 1995 when he participated in an intervention with Sizemore's family.   (AP Photo/John Carucci)
Mindy McCready's dad had her committed to a treatment facility after her boyfriend killed himself and she was drinking and taking drugs, but she walked out and killed herself days later.
Mindy McCready's dad had her committed to a treatment facility after her boyfriend killed himself and she was drinking and taking drugs, but she walked out and killed herself days later.   (AP Photo/John Russell, File)
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