15 Celebrities Who’ve Had Public Meltdowns

Many people love following the celebrity lifestyle from the sidelines, and luckily for us, it’s easier than ever to check out what your favorite celeb is up to. With Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts being updated constantly, it’s hard not to be bombarded by the constant stream of Hollywood updates.

However, there is a dark side to Hollywood – many people succumb to the mounting pressure of staying relevant, and choose to take time away from the spotlight. What happens when a celeb doesn’t quite get out of the spotlight before having a personal crisis? Check out the list below for a few of the most memorable celeb meltdowns ever.

1. Britney Spears

Pop star Britney Spears’ meltdown was a long time coming — people started noticing the early warning signs in 2004, when she married a long time friend in a Las Vegas ceremony, only to annul the marriage 55 hours later.

The incidents quietly piled up over the next four years — ranging from driving with her son in her lap to marrying and quickly divorcing a backup dancer. Then, in November 2006, the infamous head shaving incident occurred, and she was placed under her father’s care. Fortunately, Spears has managed to pick herself back up, and has thrived because of her struggles.

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