Musicians' Nearly Career-Ending Stunts

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October 3 marks the 20th anniversary of Irish singer Sinead O'Connor tearing up a picture of the Pope during her 1992 "Saturday Night Live" performance. Even 20 years later, it is seen as the moment that defined O'Connor's career and marked its near-demise. From antics on national television to exposed dirty secrets, musicians have certainly been known to get caught up in scandals, outbursts, and just superbad performances. Here are some of those career-threatening events that completely--or almost completely--ruined these music stars' reputations. -- By Tiffany Lee

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