Fame can be a great thing. Unfortunately, it can also be downright toxic for some singers. Even with all the money in the world and the recognition that comes along with it, these singers all went through periods in their careers where they didn’t thrive. We suspect that some of the singers on our list had problems with fame because they have undisclosed mental health issues while the others were probably abusing drugs or alcohol. We’re not saying that these singers are currently crazy; however, in the past, we can honestly say that all of them went a bit bonkers.
7. Mariah Carey
In 2001, Mariah Carey suffered a very public mental breakdown. People began to suspect that something was wrong after she appeared on “Total Request Live” and did an impromptu striptease, handed out popsicles to fans and rambled on incoherently. Fans were pretty worried after she posted a series of disturbing messages about being overworked on her website. Rumor has it that Carey’s mother had her hospitalized after she found the singer had tried to commit suicide by cutting herself.Featureflash / Shutterstock.com