Child stars gone bad USWeekly – Sadly child stars often face a tough time growing up. It seems subjecting a child to such a fame so young often pushes them the wrong way. Then when they begin to grow up an lose the baby face and the roles dry up the habits get out of control and life just heads down and down.
Of course, that’s not the case for every child star but it does seem to happen fairly often!
US Weekly put together a slideshow of 14 child stars they say went bad and below are the first few then a link to the full show.
The 80s teen idol — who once admitted to taking 85 Valium pills a day — died of an apparent drug overdose at age 38 in March 2010.
In 1991, the Diff’rent Strokes star tried to rob a video store at gunpoint. A year later, she was arrested for forging a Valium prescription. In 1999, at age 34, she died after overdosing on Vanadom and Vicodin.
She was arrested for drunk driving twice and cocaine possession and went to rehab three times. “I tried to mask my problems with alcohol, cocaine and mind-altering substances,” she recently said.
After pleading guilty to repeatedly hitting a friend in the head with a broken wooden stool, the former Family Ties actor was arrested again in February for marijuana possession.
After leaving Family Matters, she began abusing drugs and alcohol — and supported her habit by starring in porn flicks. In 2008, she received help on VH1′s Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew.
See the full slideshow here: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/pictures/troubled-stars-2010103/7256
Sadly drugs often seems to be the issue! You have to wonder how they get access so young! These young stars should be better protected it feels like!