Sick Celebrities


Heather Locklear battled anxiety and depression


In 2008 Heather sought treatment for anxiety and depression at an Arizona clinic. “Heather has been dealing with anxiety and depression,” her representative told PEOPLE. “She requested an in-depth evaluation of her medication and entered into a medical facility for proper diagnoses and treatment.”

Heather first shot to fame for her role as Sammy Jo on the hit 1980s TV series ‘Dynasty’. She then had a leading role in the popular 1990s drama ‘Melrose Place’, before moving on ‘Spin City’. She has won several Golden Globe awards, mostly for her role as Amanda on ‘Melrose Place’.

She has been married and divorced twice; the first time to Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, and the second time to Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, with whom she has a daughter.

The divorce from Richie Sambora, which was finalized in 2007,  was hard on Heather, who is quoted by as saying of the time: “I did boxing and I’d swing a bat because it gets out all the aggression…I fall into not eating in times of stress, but now I’m pretty much back to normal”.

Another celebrity who suffers from anxiety is Hugh Grant.

Other celebrities who have battled depression include Jim CarreyJ.K. RowlingHalle BerryHugh Laurie and Owen Wilson.


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