Fame might have all the perks of life, but it comes with its downside. The downside can get so overwhelming that the celebrity in question has a hard time managing the situation properly.

Some find a way to recover soon enough, but others have had their careers sabotaged with the blame being entirely on them.

Here are 15 of such celebrities who purposely sabotaged their careers.

Charlie Sheen

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

Everyone knows Charlie Sheen’s story and how he spiraled down from being one of the top actors who is famous for his role in hit TV series – Two and a Half Men, with him bad mouthing the creator of the show constantly.

Joaquin Phoenix

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

The Gladiator villain Joaquin Phoenix played himself when he decided to badmouth the Academy awards and journey on a documentary trail that turned out a flop. Since then, his career hasn’t been the same.

Shelley Long

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

Shelley Long quitting the show – Cheers that brought her into the limelight was a wrong move for her career. She did a couple of movies that paid well, but when she finally quit the show, her fame faded so fast.

Shia Labeouf

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

Shia Labeouf was one very promising blockbuster regular after his interesting move from the Disney world to Transformers. He, however, sabotaged all that greatness, when he began misbehaving and getting arrested.

Mel Gibson

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

Mel Gibson still seems to be blacklisted from the Academy awards as his bankable profile went down the drain with the horrible and racist words that came out of his mouth.

Jennifer Grey

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

The Dirty Dancing star- Jennifer Grey, got the fame that she wanted but didn’t quite like how she looked so she opted for cosmetic surgery. That didn’t go too well, as she turned out hideous that fans couldn’t recognize her anymore.

Michael Cimino

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

Michael Cimino might have passed, but he would be remembered for how he ended his career by himself because of his ego. He displayed this uncontrollable ego when he made a film titled Heaven’s Gate which critics described as unwatchable.

Eddie Murphy

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

Eddie Murphy was the star, he was the icing to every movie he starred in, but he had some trouble selecting the movies he got into that it ended up denting his A-list career.

Michael Richards

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

Another Michael on this list is Michael Richards who seemed to be doing so well in comedy shows that he won an Emmy. But when he decided to venture on his own, it was like starting from scratch and didn’t go according to plan.

Lindsay Lohan

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

From the era of The Parent Trap and Mean Girls, we knew Lindsay Lohan’s future in the industry was going to be bright. Well, until she sabotaged that by being the constant meal for tabloids with her multiple arrests.

Bill Cosby

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

Bill Cosby was already a legend. Everyone made reference to him for good, till everything spiraled down with many witnesses claiming he drugged and assaulted them in his prime.

Michael Jackson

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

The King of Pop would forever have a place in our hearts because of how he revolutionized the music industry with his unique talent, but all the events which led to his death weren’t pleasant ones, starting from when his skin color started changing from black to white.

Paula Deen

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

When Paula Deen was mentioned, the first thing that came to mind was food. She was that good. But soon after, critics started coming for how fatty her meals were. Then she made it all worse when she used some racist terms, her show got canceled in the end.

Axl Rose

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

The rock star – Axl Rose had the voice of a rock angel, and his fans kept growing by the hour. But he couldn’t sustain all that fame, as he started getting addicted to substances and generally misbehaving backstage. He really caused the downfall of his band -Guns N' Roses with his behaviors.

Sinead O’Connor

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

15 Celebrities who Ended Their Great Careers By Themselves

Last on this list is the music star Sinead O’Connor who once topped charts and won awards. She let her feelings get the best of her in 1992 when she tore a picture of Pope John Paul at the Saturday Night Live show after her performance. She might have had a good reason for that, but her technique cost her, her career.

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