It's hard to believe that something as simple as fear could control someone's life, but for the millions of Americans who suffer from phobias, that's exactly what happens. Phobias are irrational fears of certain objects, animals, or situations, and they can be so crippling that people will go to great lengths to avoid them. While most phobias can be treated with therapy or medication, there are some cases where they are so severe that the person is unable to function normally. If you're one of the many people who suffer from a phobia, don't feel ashamed or embarrassed - you're not alone.

Do you know what your celebrity phobia is? No, not the fear of celebrities, but the fear of something that reminds you of a celebrity. Believe it or not, there are quite a few famous people out there with some weird and wacky fears. For example, did you know that Tom Cruise is afraid of spiders? Or that Jennifer Aniston is scared of vacuum cleaners? And these fears aren't limited to just Hollywood stars – even royals have their quirks! So if you're ever feeling down in the dumps, take heart knowing that even celebrities are human after all. And who knows, maybe reading about their strange fears will help you come to terms with your own!

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart says that she outright hates horses, simple as that. The hatred comes from a childhood injury ..I fell off a horse once and hurt myself really badly ... I broke and dislocated my elbow when I was, like, nine. CRACKED.COM


Emma Stone

Emma Stone really, really doesn't like to be lifted in the air at all. Apparently, it all stems from a childhood incident in which she broke both arms when she fell off a balance beam. CRACKED.COM


Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson is afraid of birds (I'm terrified of them, she says). 0 When they asked her about any animal fears, she said, I'm only scared of birds. Something about wings and beaks and the flapping. CRACKED.COM


Alfred Hitchcock

For some reason, Alfred Hitchcock was terribly of ordinary, garden-variety eggs. Apparently, he once said, I'm frightened of eggs. That white round thing without any holes... have you ever seen anything more revolting than an egg yolk breaking and spilling its yellow liquid? CRACKED.COM



Oprah is kind of afraid of balloons - it's the sound of popping that she hates. It reminds me of gunfire, she says. And just being around balloons is enough to really freak her out, she adds. CRACKED.COM


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