Kevin Bacon says ‘fame could have left me dead. The popular star from the movies Footloose and Tremors says he was so obsessed with thoughts of being famous until his two children came along, he has Travis and Sosie with his wife actress Kyra Sedgwick.The Mystic Rive actor he says being in the middle of fame was seductive during his early time in his career until he started realizing there was more to be live than being famous. He told The Sun newspaper:
”You can end up in rehab or dead unless there is something else in your life other than celebrity.
”People will be nice to you for no other reason than they’ve seen your movies.
”So what do you do to escape the obsession with fame? Get a proper life. With me it’s my family, my wife and children and a handful of close friends.
He also says during his late Career he would break down in tears following a series of ”film flops” telling other actors that they will be headed towards a downward spiral if their life outside their fame is to be unfulfilled. He added:
”Those who are wrecked by celebrity have nothing else to fall back upon.”
Looking back at his early career, the 55-year-old star would have some strong words of advice for his 18-year-old self. He mused: ‘
‘Don’t worry so much – it’s a waste of energy – and do not take yourself too seriously.”