Harry Styles reckons life goes ‘downhill’ when you hit 20 – here’s THREE celebs who had meltdowns in their 20s

by Nick Barnes
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Harry Styles reckons that life goes “downhill” when you turn 20 as you’re just about “over the hill”.

But, we reckon that people will still love Harry when he’s 50 so there’s no need to worry about turning 20… life only goes downhill after you turn 21… you’ve got to wait until you’re dirty thirty for a massive party after that! But, some celebs have been notorious for going downhill in their 20s…

I think Niall Horan has more of a worry about turning 20s, his knees have already give in on him. After reaching the ripe old milestone of 20, it won’t be long until the lads start spouting nose hairs and grey hairs… I feel their pain, I really do.

Speaking to We Live Pop, Niall Horan said that last year, they did over 100 live shows, so it helped with their confidence. But since they’re all turning 20, they’re coming into their own and they are who they are now.

Harry butted in and added: “We’re over the hill, he’s trying to say. It’s all downhill from here!”

So, as promised, here are three celebrities who’ve completely gone off the rails in their 20s, just to make you feel a little more confident about the situation…

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Lindsay Lohan

I don’t really know where to start with Lindsay… She’s only 27 and her 20s have been FILLED with controversy. She’s seemingly more famous for her run-ins with the law than anything else. She’s been in trouble and been in and out of rehab more times than I can keep count of. People have tried to make her life a bit better, but she’s too much of a trouble magnet. In 2010, Lohan was jailed after violating the terms of her DUI probation in 2007. But just after being released, she was tested positive for cocaine and she was sent straight back to rehab. She even headed back in 2013… but she looks to be getting back on the right side of things now… I think.

Britney Spears

Britney Spears

Oh come on, who can forget the great meltdown of 2007 in which Britney went bald? In 2006 and 2007, Britney began to spiral out of control and on February 16, 2007, the star shaved her head at a hair salon in California. After a crazy weekend of shaving all her hair off (a complete WTF moment) Britney checked into rehab the week after and after less than a day in the facility, she checked herself out again. Just when everyone thought she was back on the right side of things, Britney stormed out of a shoot for OK! magazine in July 2007 and her ex Kevin Federline sued her for primary custody of their two children in August 2007. It was a bad year for Brit, but she’s definitely on the better side of things now.

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes is another one who had an EPIC meltdown in her 20s as in 2012 (aged 26) Amanda was likened to Lohan as her private life started to unravel and she started to spiral out of control. She was arrested for drunk driving and an alleged hit-and-run. She had legal trouble and had her license suspended twice. But, she was then linked to another hit-and-run in August of the same year. Bynes’ meltdown came out of nowhere as she was seen as a role model, especially after appearing in Hairspray, but it seems Hollywood chewed her up and spat her out. She’s also been caught up in several Twitter rows over the past 12 months.

So, just to make you feel a little bit better about turning 20, there’s just a few celebs who it hit hard.

Nick Barnes

Nick is the Assistant Editor at Unreality TV, along with being a full-time Beyoncé obsessor! Email him at nick@unrealitytv.co.uk or catch him on Twitter @ImNickBarnes


  1. Directioner on February 18, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Don’t worry Hazza! I will love you until my death! I hope every single directioner there will do it too. Don’t worry!

  2. Directioner on February 18, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    And about Amanda Bynes, Britney and Lindsay, I have to say that life is rough sometimes – Drake Bell’s voice! Everything is gonna be ok for yours too.

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