These fortunate celebs suffered through extremely depressing times, reminding us all that even those we idolize are still just as human as the rest of us. That goes to say, suicide is an incredibly serious issue, and many of these examples prove how alone even a person you might think has everything in the world can really be.

Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne
Although most know Ozzy might have controversially lent reason to suicide for a number of people after releasing a song entitled "Suicide Solution", the singer admits he struggled with suicide himself as a teenager. He attempted suicide multiple times, his earliest at just 14.
Marianne Faithfull
Marianne Faithfull
Famous, or now infamous, ex-girlfriend of Mick Jagger attempted suicide after their breakup near the end of the 1960's. As a result of her continued mental instability, she lost custody of her and Mick Jagger's child. We wonder where the Rolling Stones found their baby sitter.
Paris Jackson
Paris Jackson
Michael Jackson's daughter almost killed herself in 2013, after learning from biological tests that her father may not have, in fact, been Michael Jackson. She later explained she idolized her father so highly that this tragic news lead to her overdosing on pills and cutting her wrists before being rushed to the hospital, where she was later put into rehab for a time.
Ken Griffey Jr.
Ken Griffey Jr.
For a guy mostly full of smiles, 1988 brought shock to baseball fans around the globe when he attempted suicide by ingesting over 200 Aspirin pills. At the time, he explained, he wanted to escape a growing number of insults directed at him from fans, as well as continued arguments from his father.
Nina Simone
Nina Simone
Famous singer Nina Simone couldn't deal with stress during her tough career in the 1970's. She attempted suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills, but was luckily found and revived before the damage could be done.
Peter Fonda
Peter Fonda
Peter Fonda suffered the tragic loss of his mother to suicide when he was only 10 years old. Although he calls it an "accident", many people believe that he was also trying to commit suicide when he shot himself in the stomach, still, at only 10 years old.
Artie Lange
Artie Lange
The famous comedian suffered from depression over his life and career until he stabbed himself with a knife multiple times in 2010. He was rushed to the ICU and released after surgery the day after, and was soon back to his job within months of the incident.
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
2005 brought with it a swath of virus-filled emails explaining that Michael Jackson, while still at that time standing accused of child molestation, had attempted suicide. Jackson was soon after found not guilty, sparing the King of Pop any shame in the aftermath of it all, but some sources still claim that he did attempt suicide that December, contrary to the falsified spam emails. With his mysterious death a few years later, these claims seem a bit more plausible than before.
Drew Carey
Drew Carey
Drew Carrey suffered immensely during his childhood, as he was a victim of sexual molestation by an unknown assailant and tragically lost his father before his 20's. As a result, the famous Price is Right and Whose Line Is It Anyway host attempted suicide twice through pill overdose at 18, and then again at 20.
Fantasia
Fantasia
American Idol winner Fantasia gathered a whole lot of unwanted attention over her affair and resulting breakup in 2010. While most tabloids alluded to Antwaun as the unfortunate reason she attempted to overdose on a combination of pain meds that year, she later told the media that it was a combination of a throat tumor, home foreclosure, and poor music-business related returns that ultimately caused her strife.
Billy Joel
Billy Joel
In the aftermath of Billy's band Attila failing in late 1970, he seemingly tragically fell off his rocker when he attempted suicide by drinking furniture polish. In a later interview, the recovering singer explained his choice of polish; "It looked tastier than bleach".
Walt Disney
Walt Disney
At 31, the famous Mickey Mouse creator felt overwhelmed by life and attempted suicide via a combination of drugs and alcohol. He very fortunately survived the near catastrophe and continued developing Disney into the modern marvel it is today.
Owen Wilson
Owen Wilson
The star Owen Wilson who we all know on screen as a man full of life actually suffered for years with drug addiction and depression. In 2007, he nearly lost his life when after attempting suicide by cutting his wrists. His family was not especially surprised at the near loss, as they had attempted to help him cope with his issues for years. However, the "Zoolander" star recovered with grace after the incident and continues to work in the film industry.
Halle Barry
Halle Barry
Stunning beauty queen and ill-remembered catwoman attempted suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning after her marriage with David Justice ended. She told People magazine "I was sitting in my car, and I knew the gas was coming when I had an image of my mother finding me."
Elton John
Elton John
Depressed and repressed Elton John attempted suicide by sticking his head in a gas stove to inhale its toxic gases. Luckily, his song writing partner Bernie Taupin found him "lying on a pillow, and he'd opened all the windows". Later on, the two wrote and produced the song "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" that tells the story of that sad day.
Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore lived through terrible drug addiction that lead to rehab when she was only 14 in 1989. After leaving rehab that year, she attempted suicide by slitting her wrists with a kitchen knife, but was able to kick her drug habit later on.
Princess Diana of Wales
Princess Diana of Wales
Princess Diana was allegedly way more stressed out by Prince Charles than we we're ever lead to believe before. She told an interviewer that she once attempted suicide by throwing herself off a flight of stairs while pregnant with baby William due to how distraught she was by Prince Charles' treatment of her.
Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash
While most believed this cool and calm-seeming singer and "man in black" was a role model of country excellence, Johnny Cash struggled with hard drugs for the majority of his career. While high in the late 1960's, Johnny walked in to Nickajack Cave in Chattanoga, Tennessee, planning on never finding his way out. He luckily did find the real light at the end of the tunnel.
Eminem
Eminem
Slim Shady infamously recounted this tragic story if the rapper's alter ego were to have taken bloody revenge on his then girlfriend Kim Mathers, when she decided to break off their relationship and take their daughter with her. Tragedy struck behind the scenes in 1996 though, when the aftermath of this traumatic event was his attempted suicide by overdose of Tylenol.
Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson
Now a famed promoter himself, the once thug become heavyweight champion struggled with drugs in the aftermath of his boxing career. He blames his promoter for manipulating and using him for money, leading to his suicide attempt at the low of his life. The promoter now uses his low point to strengthen his own goals, and promises to not repeat his promoter's abuse.
Oprah
Oprah
Oprah suffered near tragedy long before her success as a billionaire caretaker of America when she attempted suicide after a long struggle as a victim of abuse. At 14, she consumed bleach after becoming pregnant.

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