I did an article ealier about the most famous people who died from drug overdoses, and some of the people in that list were among the most famous people ever to walk the face of the earth.
Just after I wrote that one, another famous celebrity died of a drug overdose, Whitney Houston, and I'm sure she won't be the last. The thing I think a lot of people sometimes forget is that most famous people are on drugs, of one sort or another. That's not to say they all have a drug problem.
Generally in Los Angeles, there is a huge percentage of the population being prescribed "medication". Definitely more than 20%, and they go through literally tons upon tons of heroin, cocaine, ecstacy, and marijuana a year.
That's not to say that means there's anything wrong with that, it only becomes apparent when a star like Charlie Sheen takes it to the extreme.
It's not like he was clean and sober before he went on his "winning" streak, he just wan't a full fledged crack head. There is a difference between what some people might think of a drug addict, and what a lot of people who take drugs are actually like.
Not everyone who takes heroin is going to rob your house, and they don't all look like a skeleton. Not everyone who takes drugs is a drug addict, although many often have an addiction to a low dose of what they are taking, rather than a suicidal dose.
If you look at Elvis, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and just about anyone who has ever been a household name, there aren't many who you could say had never taken drugs, or even who are definitely not taking anything today.
It's not just a trend, it seems to be almost a pre-requisite for getting the drive to become a super-star. Most ordinary people wouldn't think "i'm going to be a rock star", and actually believe it, and make it happen.
Do Most Famous People Take Drugs?
There seems to be a certain quality in some of these people which doesn't naturally occur in t-totallers. I heard about an interesting meeting between Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney where Michael said something like "I'm going to buy the rights to your songs".
Paul just laughed it off, and didn't think anything about it, but fifty million dollars later, Michael Jackson owned the rights to the entire Beatles catalougue.
I mean it's one thing to actually like a band, and to buy all their albums, but that's like an insane amount of I don't know what you'd call it, motivation.
While it's true that you do have to be lucky and have talent in order to become a star, it also takes something else, which cannot be explained, a star quality.
Talking of that, you might want to take a look at this live version of Baby I'm A Star by Prince from 1984. I think it demonstrates the point well, although at this point, I've kind of forgotten what the point of this article was.
Oh yeah, are most famous people on drugs? I don't know, I didn't do any research, I just know that my instinct tells me it seems fairly obvious, which means yes.