Celebrities who have been to rehab

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19 of 48: Eddie Van Halen has battled addictions to alcohol, cocaine and prescription drugs. He says the 2012 Van Halen album 'A Different Kind of Truth' is the first one he recorded sober.

'The funny this is, about the whole alcoholism thing - it wasn't really the partying,' he told Esquire magazine in 2012. 'It was like - I don't mean to blame my dad, but when I started playing in front of people, I'd get so damn nervous. I asked him, 'Dad, how do you do it?' That's when he handed me the cigarette and the drink. And I go, 'This is good! It works!' For so long, it really did work.'

'And I certainly didn't do it to party,' he added. 'I would do blow and I would drink and then I would go to my room and write music.'

Eddie Van Halen underwent several stints in rehab and also became addicted to an anti-anxiety drug while in treatment in 2007. He then had to be weaned off the prescription medication. He told Esquire he was put on antidepressants and spent most of 2008 watching television.

(Pictured: Eddie Van Halen performs during a Van Halen concert at Madison Square Garden on March 1, 2012 in New York.) (AP Photo / Jason DeCrow)