We all love to hear celebrity anecdotes—they make us feel like we really know our Hollywood idols. Celebrity stories can go one of two ways, though: They can bolster our love or they can crush our dreams. A recent Reddit thread asked users to spill their saddest celebrity encounters. From mean celebrities (Gene Simmons is NOT a nice guy) to just plain sad celebrities (drunken Carrot Top isn’t funny anymore), here are the saddest celebrity encounters of all time—that really happened!
Once you’ve cringed at the stories on this list, be sure to read all about the celebrities who were jerks even before they had fame in their corner.