Most of us have been through our fair share of ups and downs in our lives. Behind the glitz and glam of celebrities everyday lives, many of them have stories of hurt, pain, and great loss. Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Here are 9 celebrities who have survived tragic events.
A few years after Monica catapulted into the public eye as a powerhouse of vocals as a young teen, she disappeared for years before re-emerging. Monica later revealed that she had spent that time being in love with and unfortunately, witnessing the suicide of her ex-boyfriend, Jarvis Weems. In 2000, Monica had pleaded to Weems for an hour when he shot and killed himself by way of a gunshot wound to the head as she looked on. She later returned with new music, a new look, and more grown and seasoned image in her reality show Still Standing on BET.