6. Brian Wilson
The former singer/songwriter of the Beach Boys suffered a breakdown on an airplane while touring and was sidelined from making hit singles for decades. The biopic Love & Mercy starring Paul Dano and John Cusack as the singer took an in-depth look at his life and struggles.
7. Kurt Cobain
The lead singer of Nirvana was diagnosed with ADD as a child and eventually bipolar as an adult. Cobain didn't pursue any treatment and eventually committed suicide at the age of 27.
8. Jimi Hendrix
The rock legend had a tumultuous life that unfortunately ended at the age of 27. Hendrix wrote a song about his struggle called 'Manic Depression.'
9. Ernest Hemingway
The famed author struggled with manic-depressive behavior all throughout his life. After writing acclaimed works such as A Farewell to Arms, Hemingway committed suicide at the age of 61.
10. Russell Brand
Russell Brand is a British comedian, actor, and activist. He has made his struggle with bipolar disorder a central focus of his public persona, often referencing it in his performances and writing. He’s known for speaking openly about instability in his past. He withstood an unhappy childhood, a heroin and crack habit, bulimia, and sex addiction. His bipolar disorder has helped shape his career: he’s now known for his intriguing combination of ambition and vulnerability.