Some celebrities just can’t handle their fame. Once they get to the top, they want out – and fast. Some of them do come back after their so called retirements; however, some of them don’t. We’re looking at some of Hollywood’s best, brightest and most promising. These celebrities were headed for the big time and many of them made it, but then couldn’t handle it and disappeared. Some people think they’re crazy but, as many of us know, fame just isn’t for everyone. Here is Fame10’s list of 10 celebrities who have turned their backs on fame. Come see why Hollywood just wasn’t for them!
9. Garth Brooks
At one point, Garth Brooks was the biggest thing in country music. He broke records for sales and concert attendance throughout the ‘90s and, for the SoundScan era, is considered the best selling album artist. In 2000, he shocked everyone by retiring from music to focus on his family. “People said, ‘How could you walk away from music?’” he said. “But being a dad – there’s nothing that can touch that.” Now that his three girls have all graduated high school, he’s making a return to music, in part to combat empty-nest syndrome.
Brooks will be embarking on a three-year world tour with his wife Trisha Yearwood and has also signed a new record deal with Sony Music. He credits Yearwood with helping him transition back from soccer dad to country star. “Thank God I’m with the love of my life,” he said. “That’s why I know I’m right where I’m supposed to be.”