Celebs Struggling With Drug Addiction (updated)

1. Robert Downey Jr. – Villain turned superhero

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Robert Downey Jr. once had his life entirely hijacked by drugs.

“It’s like I have a shotgun in my mouth, and I’ve got my finger on the trigger, and I like the taste of the gun metal.” Those are the incredible words Iron Man used before a court of justice to explain his bewildering run with drugs.

Between 1996 and 2001 Robert went on a rampage of substance abuse, trying everything, and getting himself arrested at least a dozen times. The actor even served half a year of real jail time, too little if you ask us.

There is a good reason Robert Downey Jr. didn’t grow a beard or mustache in his troubled years. Facial hair would have kept visible leftovers from his daily Booger Sugar routine.

Although snorting cocaine since the age of 8, the actor managed to get a grip and turned his life around. Robert Downey Jr. is now one of the richest men in Hollywood, and his contracts with Marvel bring as much as $50 million per film.

That’s enough money to buy dope for all Iron Man fans.

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