And the list goes on – another star in Hollywood confesses up to battling addiction with prescription drugs.
Thirty-seven year old actor Jeremy London is remembered for two characters: that of Griffin Holbrook in Party of Five and Chandler Hampton on 7th Heaven. My brother and I were Party of Five junkies once, and while I would watch to see London, he would be concentrating on Jennifer Love Hewitt.
In a conversation with People magazine, London shares how finding fame also led him to find and abuse drugs. He said: “I was treated like royalty… It was hard for my brain to accept.” He moved to Los Angeles in 1993 along with his identical twin brother Jason – and the rest, as they say, is history.
In 2006, he married actress Melissa Cunningham, and together they bore a son, Lyrik.
At this time, however, all is not well in Jeremy London’s world. He attributes his difficulties – in both his career and his personal life – to abusing prescription pills. Jeremy tells People: “There were times I didn’t care if I died… I felt like I was losing everything.”
The good news behind all this is that it seems that London is trying to turn his life around. He has a lot of things to face, though, including an ongoing divorce as well as financial issues. In September of last year, he reportedly went to rehab to deal with his drug issues, and to prove that he can be a good dad. He is currently allowed to see his son twice a week.