The life of a famous person can be emotionally difficult. Even though your physical needs are over-met, some people don’t hold up well under the public’s scrutiny. The former child stars on this list all had a rough go of adulthood. Bearing up under the pressures of celebrity can be tough even for adults, much less children, who are still developing.
Britney’s breakout hit, Baby One More Time, was released when she was only sixteen years old. She was catapulted into a position of extreme celebrity – by some estimations she was the most famous woman on the planet. It was apparently a lot to cope with. Her career has been ridden with scandals, from rehab to the infamous head-shaving incident to losing custody of her child. She apparently suffers from bipolar disorder, social anxiety and self-flagellation.