Kel Mitchell
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In the late '90s, Kel Mitchell was at the top of his game as one of the stars of All That, Kenan & Kel and Good Burger. But once Kenan & Kel was canceled in 2004, his rise to the top came to a screeching halt.

It was then that Mitchell's life fell apart. His marriage crumbled, and that led to drug and alcohol abuse. In an interview with People, Mitchell described his spiral out of control. "I felt like I'd hit a wall," Mitchell said. "I was like, 'OK. I need to figure out what I need to do in my life.'"


On his personal blog, Mitchell recounted his drug use and suicidal thoughts.

"I have been through so many ups and downs in my life.. Suicidal, divorce, drug and alcohol usage, deep in sin, dealing with the lost of love ones to gang violence, debt, hurt, pain, vanity, lust, heartbreak, feeling LOST looking for answers. I have seen, felt and been in all types of sin and have been done wrong by others. I know how you feel," Mitchell wrote.

After getting tired of that lost feeling, the Chicago native told People that he turned to God. "I was trying to figure it all out on my own. But what I needed to do was turn to Him," he stated. "Once I found that clarity with Christ, I knew everything would work out."

Not only did Mitchell fix issues in his personal life, but his career is now moving in the right direction. Earlier this month, he reunited with Kenan Thompson on Saturday Night Live during a skit similar to "Good Burger." And his new Nickelodeon sitcom, Game Shakers, recently premiered.


It seems as though Mitchell is on the right path again, and he says he owes it all to his faith. "I don't let things frustrate or worry me anymore," he said. "I don't do that because I have peace in my heart. I have God."

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