Celebs may steal hearts but sometimes all that pressure of being so loved and watched makes them vulnerable and then they fall apart. Here are the 12 most spectacular public meltdowns of some of the most famous names in the business.

#1 Charlie Sheen

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"I am on a drug. It’s called ‘Charlie Sheen. It’s not available because if you try it once, you will die. Your face will melt off, and your children will weep over your exploded body", he said in an interview to ABC. The actor suffered a major meltdown, in 2011, after being fired from the show 'Two and a Half Men' and went on a rampage against the creators.

#2 Tom Cruise

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It was back in 2005 when the actor completely lost it. While it may not have been rage that precipitated his reaction, his public weirdness never quite went out of public consciousness. Tom jumping up and down on Oprah's couch is an image which completely overshadowed his movie 'War of the Worlds' which was even worse than his outburst. The public display of weirdness was when he was talking about Katie Holmes who he would then go on to marry. 

#3 Britney Spears

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The pop sensation had quite a meltdown in 2005 wherein she publicly shaved her head at a salon in California and a few days later attacked a paparazzi's car with an umbrella. While her career plummeted like a rock in a river after that, the images of her public outcry never really went out. Her recent revival still comes with the memories of her meltdown. 

#4 Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi

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The 'Jersey Shore' star was arrested in Seaside Heights for disorderly conduct but was bailed later that day with the summons. Her disorderly conduct did get exaggerated with her dress which had 'SLUT' printed on it. Apparently, she was drunk and wobbling on the streets and there was nothing anyone could do to control her.

#5 Nicholas Cage

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It was in 2011 that the actor completely lost it. He, reportedly, had a loud fight with his wife Alice Kim and was reported by his neighbors for disturbing the peace. Further, he was also arrested and charged with domestic abuse and public drunkenness. So much for the Oscar-winning talent.

#6 Christina Aguilera

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The singing sensation may be a queen of hearts but when she gets drunk, there's a lot to pay. Back in 2011, Christina and Matthew Rutler were taken into custody on charges of driving drunk and for being drunk in public. The cost was $5,000 for bail. 

#7 Kristen Stewart

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Once the news of her cheating with director Rupert Sanders emerged, which led to her breaking up with Robert Pattison, she had an episode of public rage where she was photographed shouting at an elderly man. Not very princess-like, was it?

#8 Amanda Bynes

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The famous child star made headlines with her tantrums when she threw off a bong from her apartment in Manhattan. But that wasn't all and her meltdown included setting fire to a stranger's driveway for, apparently, no reason at all.

#9 Chris Brown

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It was in 2011 that Chris got agitated during an interview where he was asked about his assault on Rihanna. Needless to say, he stormed off stage and ripped his shirt off (we don't know why) and then went on to throw a chair at a window in the studio.

#10 Kanye West

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In an epic public meltdown, Kanye West went on a 17-minute rant after completing three songs and started dissing out everyone from Jay Z to Google. While the tour did get canceled, he was later hospitalized as well. Some meltdown, eh!

#11 Mariah Carey

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While she was in her Times Square performance to usher in 2017 with thousands and thousands of fans gathered, she abruptly stopped lip-syncing her song and ordered the audience to finish the song for her, before storming off the stage. Later, she just said, 'Shit happens'. Well, duh!

#12 Madonna

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It was during her show in Melbourne, Australia, that she had a public meltdown. She was battling for the custody of her child Rocco at that time and was swigging Tequila on-stage before calling her ex-husband, Guy Ritchie, a 'son of a b***h' and screaming 'someone please f*** me'. Wow!

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