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Talented, Famous, & Addicted was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. Michael Jackson battled a public addiction of painkillers. (PR)

Michael Jackson battled a public addiction of painkillers. (PR)

2. In 2009 Paula Abdul revealed a 12 year addicted to painkillers. (PR)

In 2009 Paula Abdul revealed a 12 year addicted to painkillers. (PR)

3. Samuel L. Jackson was addicted to cocaine in the 80’s. He credits his wife for helping him get clean.

Samuel L. Jackson was addicted to cocaine in the 80’s. He credits his wife for helping him get clean.

4. Wendy Williams has been quoted calling herself a “functioning addict”. She was addicted to cocaine during her days on the radio.

Wendy Williams has been quoted calling herself a “functioning addict”. She was addicted to cocaine during her days on the radio.

5. Eminem was addicted to pain pills. (PR)

Eminem was addicted to pain pills. (PR)

6. T.I. has been very vocal about his addiction to drugs, crediting fellow rapper Eminem for his sobriety. (PR)

T.I. has been very vocal about his addiction to drugs, crediting fellow rapper Eminem for his sobriety. (PR)

7. Naomi Campbell admitted she was a recovering cocaine user. Her addiction started in 1994. (PR)

Naomi Campbell admitted she was a recovering cocaine user. Her addiction started in 1994. (PR)

8. Mary J. Blige was addicted to cocaine in her early 20’s. (PR)

Mary J. Blige was addicted to cocaine in her early 20’s. (PR)

9. Chaka Khan battled alcohol and drug addiction. (PR)

Chaka Khan battled alcohol and drug addiction. (PR)

10. Tiger Woods reportedly entered sex rehab for sex addiction. (PR)

Tiger Woods reportedly entered sex rehab for sex addiction. (PR)

11. Monifah was addicted to cocaine for 7 years, she is now clean.(PR)

Monifah was addicted to cocaine for 7 years, she is now clean.(PR)

12. Charles Barkley has lost over $10 million from gambling overtime. (PR)

Charles Barkley has lost over $10 million from gambling overtime. (PR)

13. Eric Benet entered a 35-day treatment in 2002 for sex addiction. (PR)

Eric Benet entered a 35-day treatment in 2002 for sex addiction. (PR)

14. Michael Jordan struggled with a gambling addiction. (PR)

Michael Jordan struggled with a gambling addiction. (PR)

15. Bruno Mars battled an addiciton to cocaine. (PR)

Bruno Mars battled an addiciton to cocaine. (PR)

16. Nicole Richie struggled with a heroine addiction. (PR)

Nicole Richie struggled with a heroine addiction. (PR)

17. Evelyn Lozada’s ex Antoine Walker blew threw away millions of dollars due to gambling. (AP)

Evelyn Lozada’s ex Antoine Walker blew threw away millions of dollars due to gambling. (AP)

18. Queen Latifah had a bout with drug addiction, she also sold drugs as a young adult. (PR)

Queen Latifah had a bout with drug addiction, she also sold drugs as a young adult. (PR)

19. Kid Cudi struggled with addictions to liquid cocaine. (PR)

Kid Cudi struggled with addictions to liquid cocaine. (PR)

20. Dennis Rodman had problems with alcoholism. (PR)

Dennis Rodman had problems with alcoholism. (PR)

21. Actress Maia Campbell was addicted to crack cocaine. (EURweb)

Actress Maia Campbell was addicted to crack cocaine. (EURweb)

22. The legendary Gladys Knight struggled with a gambling addiction losing up to $45k a night. (PR)

The legendary Gladys Knight struggled with a gambling addiction losing up to $45k a night. (PR)

23. Allen Iverson struggled with a gambling addiction. (AP)

Allen Iverson struggled with a gambling addiction. (AP)

24. Nadya Suleman checked herself into rehab for a prescription drug addiction. (PR)

Nadya Suleman checked herself into rehab for a prescription drug addiction. (PR)
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