The Belgian kickboxer Jean-Claude Van Damme has appeared in numerous action films, including Bloodsport, Sudden Death, and Universal Soldier. While his movie career took off, Van Damme’s personal life was unraveling. He divorced four times, was charged with spousal abuse, and was addicted to cocaine.
However, things started to come together after his diagnosis of rapid-cycling bipolar. He told E! Online, “You just have to take a little salt [the drug sodium valproate], and since I’m doing that it’s, like, BOOM! In one week, I felt it kick in. All the commotion around me, all the water around me, moving left and right around me, became like a lake.”