We're glad that Demi feels comfortable opening up so much. It can be very unhealthy to keep everything bottled up.
Last week, Demi Lovato opened up about some very personal issues including her eating disorder, her time in rehab, and her depression.
Now, Demi has opened up about some more personal issues, as well as the reaction to her new single Skyscraper.
Here's Demi on the origin of her issues that brought her to rehab:
"…My issues stem from other things that happened in my childhood. They are issues that every girl deals with, whether they're in the spotlight or not. Cutting has become so common with so many girls and in almost every family people have tried it or experimented with it and there is addiction all over the place. It doesn't necessarily come from being a quote unquote child star."
Demi on why she's been so vocal about her personal issues:
"Because I know that if I can use my voice to speak to one person, or one family, then I've done my part. I feel like it's no coincidence that God put me through all of this and has also given me the voice that I have. I feel like my purpose on earth is much greater than just being a singer, a musician or actress. I think it's to reach out to people and to raise awareness of these issues that not many people speak about."
"I would love to see people get help for the issues that I've spoken about and see me as an example and say, 'Wow, there is a life outside of this addiction or this eating disorder.' I think for me, if it prevents somebody from going down the path that I did, or if it saves someone's life because they choose to get help, then I've done my part."
Demi on whether or not she considers herself to be recovered:
"No. This is an ongoing process and the hardest part about these diseases is that they're things that I'm going to have to face every day for the rest of my life. I'm going to mess up and I'm not going to be perfect, but as long as I try everyday to get better and better myself, then I'm one step ahead of where I was before."
And on a lighter note, here's Demi on the positive response to her new single Skyscraper:
"There has been so much positive feedback, it's been so incredible. I hear that people like Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson respect my music and are even tweeting about it on their own time. I mean, it's just been so amazing and I've been so thankful and grateful. It's just so exciting for me, because these are people I look up to myself and then hearing that they're tweeting about me; it's like a dream come true."
We're so glad you're finding happiness in your new music, Demi! We know you've been through a lot and you've got a ways to go as you move forward with your recovery, but we're VERY proud of you and we know you can do it!
Keep up the good work and stay strong!
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