When Lady Gaga admitted to her "occasional" usage (meaning about twice a year) of cocaine in her recent interview for Rolling Stone, Boy George was quick to call BS.
Learning from his own drug-abuse past, he wrote on his blog:
"If Lady Gaga were about to be exposed as a drug user I would understand her recent confession ... that she is an 'occasional' coke sniffer. But why offer up this information on a whim? Could it be that her use of coke is not so 'occasional'? As a recovering addict who knows how dangerous 'occasional' use is, I can think of no reason for Gaga to reveal this to her young audience."
Gotta admit, the guy has a point, but whether it's "occasional" or not, no good can come out of using drugs. Just take a look at these 10 celebrities who were addicted to cocaine:
Eddie Van Halen: Being addicted to crystal meth and cocaine caused this rocker to be unable to handle long tours and performances. If you've ever seen a Gaga performance, you'll know that being on stage is clearly her passion. See what it can do to you, Gaga?
Robert Downey Jr.: I can only imagine the credentials this amazingly talented actor would have if it wasn't for his drug abuse issues.
Lindsay Lohan: Assuming the fact that you haven't been living under a rock during the last two months, I'm sure you're aware of the effects that coke (amongst other things) had on LiLo.
Kate Moss: After being caught with coke, she lost her major modeling deals with Burberry and H&M. Tsk, tsk.
Drew Barrymore: Drew had quite a messed up childhood, snorting cocaine at the young age of 13. But as she got older, she cleaned up. Now look how successful she is!
Whitney Houston: This girl was so messed up that even her own relative was willing to sell her out, and to the National Enquirer no less! Burn.
Amy Winehouse: This has-been singer went as far as actually taking a hit on stage. Gaga, if you must snort coke, please refrain from doing lines on stage.
Owen Wilson: 2007 was a low point for Owen -- he was addicted to both cocaine and heroin, and even attempted to commit suicide.
Britney Spears: Also having a rough year in '07, Spears allegedly did rails in between shaving her head and attacking the paparazzi with an umbrella.
Boy George: He's been there, done that, so now he can lecture other people on it.
See Gaga? Just say no.
Who are some other famous cocaine users?
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