Addiction

Celebrities Addicted To Vicodin 

John Barryman
Updated June 19, 2020 58.4k views 6 items

Celebrities are no stranger to addiction. There's always some news story about a celebrity checking themselves in rehab to get treatment. These celebrities had one very specific vice: Vicodin. Vicodin is a prescription pain medication that is similar to Oxycontin. Be sure to check out our other list of Celebrities Addicted to Oxycontin. These are famous people who were addicted to Vicodin.

Who are the celebrities who are addicted to Vicodin? This list will look at those famous people who struggle with an addiction to prescription pain medication. Sadly, there are a lot more lists, including celebrities addicted to coke, celebs addicted to meth, and famous sex addicts.

Jamie Lee Curtis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities Addicted To Vicodin
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Jamie Lee Curtis became addicted to Vicodin after a routine plastic surgery she had done on her eyes. Curtis said her dependency became so strong that she stole medication from her sister. Curtis confessed to her sister and went to treatment.

 

Age: 60

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Addicted To Vicodin
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Eminem had been addicted to Vicodin for years. In 2009, Eminem OD'd before going through withdrawals in the hospital. Eminem remains sober.

Age: 46

Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri

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Brett Favre is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Addicted To Vicodin
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Brett Favre had been popping Vicodin after being prescribed them for pain relief. On February 27, 1996 after a surgery to remove one bone spur from his ankle, Favre had a seizure owing to severe liver damage from his Vicodin addiction. He said that was the moment he decided he needed to stop taking pain medicine and sought help.

 

Age: 49

Birthplace: Gulfport, Mississippi, United States of America

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Walter Payton wrote an autobiography, and in it, he detailed his use of pain pills to deal with injuries during his playing days. He admitted that his addiction continued even after he went into retirement.

Age: Died at 45 (1954-1999)

Birthplace: Columbia, Mississippi, United States of America

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