7 weird celebrity phobias that will blow your mind

IBTimes Singapore brings you a list of 7 popular Hollywood celebrities who have weird phobias.


Phobia is a type of anxiety disorder which results in the quick onset of fear and is prolonged for more than six months. The phobic person goes to any extent to avoid the object or the situation. All of us possess an extreme irrational fear to certain objects or situations and try to avoid them.

We all have phobias within us and are afraid that the society might be judgemental that even the celebrities are not free from phobias.Even celebrities whom we adore and look up to are not left behind regarding strange phobias.

IBTimes Singapore brings you a list of 7 popular Hollywood celebrities who have weird phobias.


Rihanna Reuters

The Barbadian singer who has songs like "Talk That Talk ", "Unapologetic" and "Anti" to her kitty, is afraid of fish and suffers from ichthyophobia. Although she is from Barbados, Rihanna can't stand even a tiny fish around her. She once narrated an incident to Blender Magazine that she is extremely scared of sea creatures and can't stand them near her. As the water was so clear in Barbados, she could see all the dwarf fish swimming around her which gave her a panic attack and a person had to get her out.

Johnny Depp

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Johnny Depp Reuters

The versatile actor who has bagged awards like the Golden Globe and the Screen Actors Guild for Best Actor is afraid of clowns due to their heavy make-up. He suffers from coulrophobia.

Taylor Swift

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The leading contemporary recording artist who is back with a bang is known for her serene and self-controlled nature. However, she loses her cool when she sees a sea urchin. Taylor was once quoted on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, "They are waiting to injure you, while you are admiring the Caribbean Sea and you step on one."

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber Reuters

This pop musician is one of the first artists to have seven songs from his debut record chart on the Billboard 100 and went on to become one of the most sensational singers of the world. Incidentally, he freaks out whenever he spots a spider as he suffers from arachnophobia.

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

Titled as the Sexiest Actor by FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest woman in the world" and listed as No 1 on the American publication, People's Annual Best Dressed list, Aniston seems to have everything. Yet, she takes a step back when it comes to flying as she suffers from aviophobia.

David Beckham

David Beckham with daughter Harper
Former England soccer captain David Beckham holds his daughter Harper. REUTERS

The Former English Football Player who has played in quite a few famous clubs like Manchester United, Real Madrid, Preston North End etc. just cannot stand anything that is in disorder and wants everything straightened out. Though he is so successful, he suffers from ataxophobia.

Scarlett Johansson

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Actress Scarlett Johansson. Reuters

She started her stint in films since childhood and went on to be a part of films like " He's Just Not That Into You ", action hero flick "Iron Man 2", comedy Drama "We Bought a Zoo" and so on but is afraid of birds and stays away from them. This fear is known as ornithophobia.