This week, Britney Spears was the latest in a long line of celebrities to have a very public meltdown. But is she the celebrity most in need of social services intervention? We want to hear from you – the people work alongside troubled people every day.
The singer lost custody of her two children to her ex-husband Kevin Federline after Judge Scott Gordon said: “Based on the evidence presented, the court finds that there is a habitual, frequent and continuous use of controlled substances and alcohol by Ms Spears.”
Britney is by no means the first celebrity to have problems and it’s unlikely she’ll be the last. Often the desperate bid for fame and pressure of being in the public spotlight can result in celebrities facing their own problems while they try and deal with it.
Here are some comments made be celebrities themselves about their various comments? Would one of the following be the celebrity you would choose to help, or are there others out there more in need of help?
“Rather than sort my life out, I just f***ed myself up even more with cocaine and booze. I was completely out of control,” Kerry Katona ex Atomic Kitten star on her previous cocaine addiction (Source:- Daily Mirror)
“I just couldn’t cope any more and I went to my doctor and he said, “Look, I’ll give you two weeks to live if you carry on using coke,” Daniella Westbrook (Source:- The Observer)
‘It’s a particular joy to share my news as it’s widely known that I had a raging eating disorder for many years. This affected my menstrual cycle so I felt very worried that my fertility could be affected, because I’d screwed around with my body shape so much.’ Geri Halliwell (Source:- This is London)
“I had to accept that I was an alcoholic, that was the main thing. I think you’ve got to. But I try not say that I’m an alcoholic. I prefer to say that it’s a disease I’ve got.’ Paul Gascoigne (Source:- The Observer)
“I never want to feel that way again. It was just crazy – one of the most terrifying moments of my life. I’ve scared myself this time. I was all over the place. I know things have got to change. I have to sort myself out.” Amy Winehouse after taking a cocktail of heroin, ecstasy, cocaine and ketamine (Source:- Daily Mail)
“Cocaine gave me a twitch and drink just made me ill. So all the props I had just had to be removed.” Robbie Williams (Source:- The Guardian)
“I have been banging up I confess, and yet my use is extremely moderate and controlled.” Pete Doherty (Source:- Daily Mail)
Which celebrity do you think is most in need of your intervention and why? We want to hear your comments. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Winner wins an i-Pod shuffle?