During his "Good Morning America" appearance this week, Chris Brown reminded us what a good ole-fashioned celebrity meltdown looks like. But the R&B bad boy isn't the first artist to freak out -- nor is he the worst offender. Artists spanning all genres have lost their cool in public through the years, for a variety of reasons. From Whitney to Britney and all the rock stars in between, relive the 20 most memorable musician meltdowns ever.
On the same day that his fourth album, "F.A.M.E.," was released,
In an act that helped define the bizarre last decade of his life,
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During the 1999 MTV special "Top 25 Lame Videos,"
At a 2000 performance at New York's Roseland Ballroom, Fiona Apple broke down in tears and left the stage after a 40-minute performance due to sound and monitor problems. "You know, I just wanted to do real well in New York ... But f---! I can't hear myself!" Apple reportedly cried before yelling at journalists to not blame her for the poor performance. After that tour wrapped, Apple was inactive for years before returning with third album, "Extraordinary Machine" in 2005.
After scoring a hit with "I Like That" in 2004, R&B singer Houston botched a suicide attempt in 2004 -- and ended up gouging his left eye out. The Los Angeles singer was apparently been struggling with his newfound fame and reportedly said that he "had to get the devil off of his back." Since the incident, Houston has not recorded any new music.