Hank Williams – Country Stars Who Have Fought Addiction
The most iconic artist in country music history fell victim to addiction. Hank Williams' life was cut tragically short when consumption of alcohol and painkillers led to heart failure at the age of 29. His troubles began to chip away at his legacy before that, however. He was no longer allowed into the Grand Ole Opry due to frequent drunkenness. Time has been good to Williams, however, as these days he's mostly known as the brilliant talent behind 'Hey Good Lookin'' and 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry' -- not his drinking problem.