We don’t always hear about celebrities’ struggles but they do and it is the exact same things that we all struggle with. Self-harm is an issue that doesn’t usually get a lot of press in comparison to driving drunk or sex tapes but there are many celebrities who self-harm. Cutting and self-harm usually covers up an underlying emotional or psychological problem. Many people who self-harm suffer from anxiety, depression, or a previous trauma. Often, the self-harm is used to cope with negative feelings and emotions.
Here are some of the celebrities who self-harm:
Fiona Apple was a famous singer and songwriter and is probably one of the most famous celebrity self-harmers. When Fiona read her first bad review she began scratching her wrist with her fingernails. She scratched all the way up her arm and there are still some dark patches on her wrists, where she dug the deepest. Fiona says, “I have a little bit of a problem with that. It’s a common thing.” Fiona Apple was a famous singer in the 90s and has dropped out of the spotlight since that time.
Drew Barrymore is one of the most iconic actresses of our generation and she got her start into acting and self-harm after her role in E.T. She first got drunk at age nine, smoked marijuana at age ten, and snorted cocaine at age twelve. She tried to commit suicide at age thirteen by slashing her wrists with a butcher knife. After that all-time low she entered rehab, not for the first time, but that stay was successful.
Johnny Depp has a series of scars on one arm where he has cut himself with a knife on different occasions. He says, “It was really just whatever [times when he hurt himself]–good times, bad times, it didn’t matter. There was no ceremony. It wasn’t like ‘Okay, this just happened, I have to go hack a piece of my flesh off.'” Johnny explains his self-harm, “My body is a journal in a way. It’s like what sailors used to do, where every tattoo meant something, a specific time in your life when you make a mark on yourself, whether you do it yourself with a knife or with a professional tattoo artist.”
Angelina Jolie self-harmed when she was younger. She explains, “You’re young, you’re crazy, you’re in bed and you’ve got knives. So shit happens.” She no longer self-harms.
Princess Diana of Wales
Princess Diana died in August of 1997 but had quite the life before that and it involved self-harm. In a 1995 BBC television interview Diana revealed to the world that she was a self-harmer. She said that she had cut her arms and legs, explaining, “You have so much pain inside yourself that you try and hurt yourself on the outside because you want help.” “Diana: Her True Story,” a biography written on the princess said that Diana had thrown herself into a glass cabinet at Kensington palace at various times, slashed her wrists with a razor, and cut herself with the serrated edge of a lemon slicer.
Some other celebrities who self-harm include:
Megan Fox, Marilyn Manson, Demi Lovato, Lindsay Lohan, Amy Winehouse, Russell Brand and quite recently there has been pictures of Miley Cyrus with cuts. The list of celebrities who self-harm or self-harmed in their youth and past could go on and on.
Miley Cyrus and Self-Harm
Speculation that Miley Cyrus is a self-harmer has followed the starlet for quite some time, as she’s been spotted out on numerous occasions in the past sporting what look to be a series of scars above her left wrist and up the arm.
Self-harm is something that affects people everywhere and there is help available for it.
If you or someone you love is cutting or engaging in self-harm, please give us a call at 800-951-6135.