US stars addicted to drugs

US stars addicted to drugs

Aerosmith lead singer Tyler

The 61-year-old singer had long ago cleaned up his act and put his years of heavy drink and drug abuse behind him. His current problem is very different. He is addicted to painkillers, he announced in a statement – a dependence that began after taking medication to cope with 10 years of injuries from his performances.

Tyler is one of the many cases of US stars’ addicted to prescription drug.  Among the deaths linked to drugs are those of Heath Ledger, Anna Nicole Smith and Michael Jackson, a toll that was added to last week with the death of Brittany Murphy, star of ‘8 Mile’ and ‘Clueless’.

Early this year Burt Reynolds admitted he was “a prisoner of prescription pain pills” and checked into rehab, following a long list of stars, including Winona Ryder, Charlie Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis and Friends’ star Matthew Perry, who have admitted addiction to painkillers and other prescription drugs.

The Guardian

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