Posted on 09 May 2010.
These celebrities managed to make it big single-handedly but ruined it almost as easily. While some are trying to bounce back, others have faded away.
1. David Hasselhoff
This Baywatch star had been suffering with alcoholism for a few years and about 3 years back a video was released which marred his career forever. It was sent to the media by his daughter and it showed a drunken Hasslehoff arguing with the girl while trying to stuff a burger in his mouth.
2. Kathleen Battle
This singer was said to be difficult and known to throw tantrums during recordings and performances. She was asked to leave the New York Metropolitan Opera after which she took part in small-scale recitals and concerts.
3. Boy George
Boy George was a part of Culture Club and was doing quite well till he broke up with Jon Moss- his lover and fellow band member. Soon after, he got addicted to heroin and his reputation was tarnished for good.
4. Pee-wee Herman
Pee-wee Herman was born Paul Reubens and was an extremely popular television presenter for a number of years. In 1991, he was seen masturbating in a theater after which he was arrested. The media had a field day and destroyed whatever was left of this man. He was arrested a second time because he was allegedly involved with child pornography.
5. Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise was heartthrob only a few years back but his reputation began to dwindle when he started a campaign in favor of the Church of Scientology. He also made a fool of himself on Oprah and embarrassed the host as well as himself. While he is still as good looking and as charming, nobody is going to forget these incidents in a hurry.