7 Famous People Who Went Crazy


1. Britney Spears

2007 was a rough year for Brit. It kicked off with the singer divorcing Kevin Federline after three years of marriage and asking for full custody of her two sons. Federline also went after full custody and apparently sent Britney spiralling out of control. She was photographed without underwear while out with Paris Hilton, attacked a paparazzi with an umbrella, and then famously shaved off all of her hair. Public wrangling with her father over control of her finances followed. Spears told Britian’s ITV that her 30s are much better than her 20s, and she is taking responsibility for her career and her mental health.


2. Amanda Bynes

The former child star had a major public crack up starting in March of 2010, when she was fired from the Farrelly brothers’ Hall Pass. In June she claimed on Twitter she was retiring from acting, but “un-retired” just one month later. A series of terrible driving incidents follows, with the LAPD pulling her over for texting while driving – and Amanda driving off while the officer was writing the ticket. Next up was a DUI and then two separate hit and run accidents. More accidents follow on May 4, August 20, September 6, and September 16. Meanwhile, she posts Twitter rants that are terrifying and bizarre. Then in May 2013, she was arrested for throwing a bong out of her apartment. She’s been quiet lately though, so hopefully she’s on the right track again.



3. Stephen Fry

The British comedian has been open about his mental health struggles, particularly with depression. He has attempted suicide on a number of occasions, most recently in 2012. He has said his friendship with the late Carrie Fisher had been a huge support for him since she too experienced similar bouts of deep depression. Fry is the president of Mind, an organization that advocates for better mental health, and supports Heads Together, a mental health charity.

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