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Demi Lovato Details: Eating Disorders, Sad Holidays, And Suicide

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Demi Lovato Mental Health Deets

It was a dark day at Disney when their star, Demi Lovato, checked herself into rehab for cutting and an eating disorder.

But since her release in January, Demi has been doing GREAT on the road to recovery, and now she wants to open up about her lowest days.

On the eating disorder:

My family has known I've had issues with food and eating for about six years now. I was able to check in with them but it got to a point where I just was lying about eating and about being happy. There’s a lot of pressure these days. I feel like I live in a city where no woman eats!

On spending the holidays in rehab:

Spending Christmas in treatment was really, really difficult. I just remember sometimes sitting there and being like, I had so much just six months ago, and here I am in a treatment center. What has my life become? How did I let it get to this point?

On her depression:

I just had so much going on in my head. I ended up doing things that I regret to this day. I was cranky. I was irritable. I was not pleasant really to work with. I never became suicidal, but I was in some really, really dark times though.

Aww, Demi.

We know how tough times can get, but we're proud of you for being able to pull yourself up for air. Stay strong, girl!

Remember Perezious readers, if you're ever feeling emotional distress, make the call that can change UR life to the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-784-2433.

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30 comments to “Demi Lovato Details: Eating Disorders, Sad Holidays, And Suicide”



  1. 1

    Her fans are so proud of her, she's been through a real tough struggle. I am so happy that she made a come back. Check out her new song, it's beautiful.



  2. 2

    AWESOME PR MACHINE! Nothing about the binge drinking out of control spoiled b*tch that beat down an innocent girl because she thought she was ratted on.



  3. 3

    im happy that demi is on the right track because this girl actually can sing and has talent unlike selena, kesha, etc. take a note lindsey lohan this is how you make a comeback rooting for you here demi and can't wait to download ur music for free when it hits.



  4. 4

    Demi Lovato is really such an inspiration to young girls. Yes, Demi had problems and did not deal with them in the right way initially. However, she did something that is very difficult to do for anyone..ASK FOR HELP. I can't stand watching female celebrities that "preach" about self esteem and being positive (selena Gomez, Mily cyrus, Rhianna, Katy perry, Kim kardashian) when they OBVIOUSLY strive to have the perfect body!! ITS EASY TO PREACH ABOUT BODY CONFIDENCE WHEN YOU'RE A FUCKING SIZE 2 OR LOOK AMAZING IN A BIKINI! Tell young girls to be confident about themselves when you can look less than perfect, have a picture taken of yourself un-photoshopped and gain enough to look like a NORMAL girl/woman, and maybe then they'll listen and start to believe it. Demi Lovato is Gorgeous, not because of her face or body but because of her courage for announcing its ok to not obsess over perfection. Demi has shown her true colors, and SHE is a role model. A real girl, with amazing talent.



  5. 5

    Rehabs are programming centers for MK Ultra.



  6. 6

    She looks a little heavy, she could stand to lose 10-15 lbs.



  7. 7

    That's because you do (not allowed to eat if you're ovaried in LA).



  8. 8

    Re: missyankee09 – MISS YANKEE, AGREED 1000000% YOU'VE SAID EVERYTHING THAT NEEDS TO BE SAID GLAD IM NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO SEES THE HYPOCRISY OF THESE SO CALLED TALENTED CELEBRITIES *ROLLS EYES* WHO PREACH SELF ACCEPTANCE YET ARE THE FIRST ONES GETTING BOTOXED AND SILICON FILLED. MAKES ME FUCKING SICK



  9. 9

    Re: Average Jane – Don't forget the idiot haters who continue to slam on her and garner her more PR. So good job you dumb shit. You just gave her a career boost. Thank you for the free advertisement.

    PS: It also doesn't hurt to know that the money extorting bitch she punched (Side note slick, one punch does not make a "beat down") also pursued bogus plastic surgery claims and a phoney mental stress case. Also hiring Donald Karpel as your attorney? A guy who is known to be a ham and egger? lol. Alex's motives were clear from the get go.

    Educate your dumb ass ;-)



  10. 10

    no one cares….just like none cares about selena gomez and her ugly ass bag.



  11. 11

    Lets not forget the cocaine problem.



  12. 12

    THIS FAT BITCH IS GONNA MILKE THIS FOR YEARS!



  13. 13

    Oh, boo hoo, you act like a spoiled little bitch. Hope you go bankrupt. You probably treat people like s#%^t.



  14. 14

    Re: COL Kurtz
    seriously…go die in a ditch



  15. 15

    I actually started to like her MORE when I heard she punched that girl and gave her a black eye, I thought it was funny.

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    Well because it's true: women in L.A do not eat. Every picture of celebrities eating is definitely photoshopped.



  17. 17

    Hate to know there are evil people in this world. For those insulting her and talking bad about her, well people like you drive people to do horrible things to themselves and if you think it is funny well then I seriously pitty you. I do not know what is going on in your life but it is sad to think anyone could ever love you.

    Do call those numbers. I volunteer at a Suicide Hotline and will actually be going there to do an overnight shift tonight. I can tell you that talking does help and it is a start. All types of people call and it does not matter that people have money, or are beautiful, or have a great family if they are suffereing from depression then they should get help not be judged by sick people who should look into psychiatric help themselves for there perverse thoughts. Any form of depression is serious!!
    I am glad that she is sharing her story to help others suffering from mental health problems. Fan of her music and cannot wait to hear her new things they will be beautiful!



  18. 18

    Cry me a fucking river. She did too much blow and went to rehab to dodge assault charges. When she waits in line with legitimately sick people I'll have some sympathy.



  19. 19

    Re: nickname125 – and yet your stupid ass takes the time to write your stupid ass comment.



  20. 20

    Her family knew she had an eating disorder and let her continue to be in the spotlight? I mean, I'm glad she got help, but for fuck's sake, why didn't her family do something?



  21. 21

    Demi, Real men love women who eat… small meals but every 3hrs…+ exercise. Then you can have anything… even ice cream.
    Love they way you look by the way…



  22. 22

    Re: Jasmine Janee – how dare you. I comment on perezs site not hers.



  23. 23

    Who cares. Who listens to her crappy pop music besides teenagers?

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    Re: COL Kurtz – She's curvy, and it's genetic. Not all guys like the anorexic look. She's stunning as is, and looks like she'd make good babies. You don't look buff yourself. Foisting cultural ideals (that change by the decade) onto young women messes them up. Demi is a case in point. She needs to learn to love what she was born with.



  25. 25

    Re: ThePerezHater – Someone's a fanboi! LOL!



  26. 26

    honestly i think she looks good i mean yeah she was a chunky kidd with glasses and a gap when she was in her barney days but a lot of ppl were fugly back then and blossomed into good looking ppl i think she just needs to chill, get some self esteem, and f the haters



  27. 27

    Good job! Demi ur doing awesome keep it up staystrong and haters gonna hate cause they don't have a life!!



  28. 28

    Re: COL KurtzRe: COL Kurtz – Not everything is about weight in this world



  29. 29

    some people keep on saying she's a bad influence now, but like really?
    me and my friends actually respect her more now because of this…
    she did try to hide it, but who didn't? And now, she's trying to reach out to her fans and
    younger girls to try to prevent this. before, I thought she was eh, ok but now she's probably the best person to come out of disney. (but i love selenas acting(:) ILY DEMI



  30. 30

    Re: ThePerezHater – Are you an fan too? Because how you are defending her a lot is awesome!!! Why can't Demi have smart haters? For Cheryl Cole however has haters that are geniuses. I am an open Cheryl hater.