Several media agencies recently reported that the rising young rap star Danielle Bregoli, stage name ‘Bhad Bhabie,’ entered a treatment center for an addiction to prescription pills and to address personal issues such as trauma. On June 3rd, TMZ and other news and media sources published that Bregoli had entered a private rehab. Bregoli is a 17-year-old rapper and social media personality from Boynton Beach, Florida. She was made famous for the viral video meme and catchphrase “cash me outside, how ’bout dat?” after appearing on an episode of Dr. Phil in September 2016.
How Did Bhad Bhabie Become Famous?
During her rise to fame, her 2017 debut single song, ‘These Heaux,’ reached number 77 on the Billboard Hot 100. Her spot on the Billboard broke a record for her being the youngest female rap artist to debut on the chart. After the success of her single, she signed a record deal with Atlantic Records and later released several hit singles, such as ‘Hi Bich,’ ‘Whachu Know,’ ‘I Got It’ and ‘Mama Don’t Worry (Still Ain’t Dirty).’
Bregoli has likely been at the treatment center for a few weeks, but no-one knew until recently. This week other entertainers noticed her silence on social media regarding the nationwide outrage about George Floyd’s death and the Black Lives Matter movement. TMZ explained that femcee CHIKA called out Bhad Bhabie about her silence.
TMZ reported that Bregoli responded to her fellow entertainers after their comments this week on her whereabouts. “Danielle broke that silence Tuesday with a black square on IG — following suit with tons of others who went in on a social media blackout this week to honor George and the BLM movement…” TMZ also wrote that Bregoli’s management team says, “We are very proud of Danielle for recognizing that she needed help and seeking it out.” (TMZ)
Bregoli’s Instagram post that broke the silence and explained her whereabouts were certainly revealing of where she’s been:
“Danielle has been working hard for the past few years and made a positive decision to take some much-needed time off to attend to some personal issues. For past weeks, she has been in a treatment center receiving and continuing to receive professional support. She loves her fans and has promised to return better and healthier than ever. Please respect her and her family’s privacy at this time.” (bhadbhabie)
Young Stars and Drug Addiction
Like other young stars, Bregoli may share the same story of how overnight fame at a young age can make them vulnerable to a music and celebrity scene that is often fueled with drugs and ongoing drinking or partying. The list of young celebrities who have faced substance abuse and other personal issues is long. For many young celebrities, they have been able to overcome addiction. Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber, and Zac Efron have all gone to rehab and are now sober and drug-free.
Prescription pill addiction is challenging to address because, very often, the prescriptions that are being abused originated from a doctor for a valid medical condition. Prescription pain killers such as Vicodin, Oxycontin, or benzodiazepines like Xanax or Valium are two widespread types of prescription pills that are abused. Many people can easily become addicted to painkillers or Benzos. For Danielle Bregoli to get help so quickly in her stardom is an excellent indication that she will successfully recover.
The programs that are offered for prescription pill abuse and addiction now utilize evidence-based forms of treatment that are proven to help end prescription pill addiction. To learn about our advanced prescription pill addiction treatment programs, please call one of our treatment program administrators.