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Demi Lovato Explains Why She Used To Cut Herself

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While Demi Lovato has been pretty candid about her struggles with emotional and physical issues in the past, one thing she’s recently opened up about is her self-harming.

As you may remember, the young starlet checked into treatment in late 2010 and has since been using her star power as a platform to raise awareness on such issues.

In August’s issue of Self magazine, Demi talks about why she used to cut herself, explaining:

"There were times I felt so anxious, almost like I was crawling out of my skin – that if I didn’t do something physical to match the way I felt inside, I would explode. I cut myself to take my mind off that. I just didn’t care what happened. I had no fear."

Wow, it sounds like Demi definitely was in a dark place and we’re SO glad she took the steps to recovery!

However, getting better is a daily battle in managing to stay on the right track.

As for how DemDem copes from day to day? She went on to reveal:

"I make time for myself and meditate. I've spent the past two years getting over an eating disorder and issues like self-harming and bipolar disorder. I have to work on this stuff every day. I'm reminded of that whenever I eat or feel down."

It takes a LOT to speak out about issues you’ve been dealing with and we give Demi so much credit for being courageous and openly honest with herself and the world!!

Another life change Demi made recently? She’s been limiting her cell phone usage!

The X Factor judge confessed that she hasn’t even used her cell in THREE months, recognizing that she used to view it as a “crutch.”

As revealed in her MTV documentary back in March, she now has the words "stay strong" tattooed on her wrists, serving as a constant reminder on her road to recovery.

[Image via Self Magazine.]

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27 comments to “Demi Lovato Explains Why She Used To Cut Herself”

  1. Clayton says – reply to this


    Because the bitch wanted attention. It's not rocket science.

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    Re: Clayton – True, she doesn't stop going on about it.

    Poor little rich girl. No sympathy at all. Everything handed to her on a plate. Try living in the real world you selfish brat.

  3. Gonzo says – reply to this


    Oh give me a break. Look at me, I'm bulimic. Look at me, I'm a cutter. This hack is one big attention whore.

  4. 4

    She realized her only claim to fame was losing a karaoke contest (AI) and looks like a chola. Go away, your eyebrows are annoying!

  5. Macy says – reply to this


    Demi sounds like a broken record. Whenever she wants attention, she talks about her cutting/bulimic past. Time to move forward Demi. She sounds like a spoiled, rebel brat.

  6. amanda says – reply to this


    Sure, she has fame and money, but she was in a horrible place in her life. She is a human, and self harm and eating disorders are common among many people around the world. She got attention because she was already in the spotlight. She can't control that. She needed help, and she got It. That's all that matters.Re: ClaytonRe: Clayton

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    She milks her self-indulgent cutting the way Travis Barker milks that fucking plane crash. Lovato cut herself to get more attention than she was already getting, and which is a million times more than most of us ever get. Nobody likes a spoiled princess. She needs to shut her mouth.

  8. jenna says – reply to this


    Lmao…comments below you guys must be so depressed with your lives to take time to ridicule this little girl. Dont be mad because she has way more money than you. She works hard for it. And its good she talks about her issues…younger girls need to hear it rather than looking to 16 & pregnant for inspiration. Smh!

  9. SSS says – reply to this


    if u idiots didn't realize the magazine asked her the questions she doesn't go around talking about it. I really don't get haters , if you don't like her and hate her why read the posts about her and comment your making her more famous I love Demi she's so open and honest and her story saved many lives stay strong baby.

  10. 10

    Re: jenna – Mad? More like disgusted, you ridiculous retard. How empty must YOUR life be trying to ridicule others who probably wouldn't pass you a dollar on the streets even if your worthless life depended on it? Lovato is a dumb asshole, and so are you. Now STFU or, better yet, just end it all. You serve no purpose, you stupid twat.

  11. 11

    Disney sure did fuck this chick's head up.

    Hey Demi, have you THROWN-UP any REALLY GOOD EXPENSIVE LUNCHES today?

  12. 12

    That "SURF BOARD" is actually hollow; it has a screw cap & mouth-piece at the end where Demi can BARF INTO all day long. She can fill it up with all the binging & vomiting she does while pretending to be a hip surfer-girl.

  13. Coley says – reply to this


    Are you guys fucking kidding me?! How is she an attention whore? She gets asked these questions for every interview its not her fault she has to repeat them! She can't exactly be like 'oh just look at my other interviews and you will find my answers there' you all are so disrespectful and insensitive! Imagine if it's was your friend or family member or even yourself who when through the issues she went through, you are all jealous of her fame and strength! Stay strong Demi!

  14. ZZ says – reply to this


    Fat ugly chola.

  15. 15

    Must be an industrial strength surfboard to support those tree trunk thunder thighs.

  16. 16

    she looks good here.

  17. 17

    A lot of people do self harm for attention but there are those who really need help. It's ridiculous that people say she can't be depressed because she is rich and famous. Depression affects everyone, it knows no discrimination. I don't know if Demi is truthful about her cutting, but if she is then good thing she got help. And I don't think she should keep her mouth shut about it because I'm sure there are some fans that have similar problems and see hope with her.

  18. 18

    Honestly, I respect that she is trying to help young girls through their problems ad be a role model, but enough! I never heard of demi before her whole eating disorder/cutting/depression thing and now she won't shut up. does she have any actual talent besides talking about her "issues" I can't believe they picked her for X factor i don't think she has the experience, i wouldn't take her seriously if she was critiquing me

  19. emma says – reply to this


    Dear the people who think their disgusting comments are acceptable - you and your horrible opinions are the type which drive people to cutting and self concious acts like eating disorders. How you live with yourselves, i will never know.

  20. 20

    Re: OldSpringsPike – what the hell is wrong with you? open your fucking eyes and get some compassion.

  21. 21

    Re: Macy – people ask her about it so she answers, people like you are part of the problem, fucking moron.

  22. 22

    People are complaining about her talking about her issues so much, but the truth is a lot of people are going through similar things. She is very brave to speak so openly about what she went through. She looks great and I'm glad she is doing well. Being bi-polar isn't easy and some days are better than others. I think it is great that she is willing to talk about what she went through and how she is coping. I'm guessing talking about it is cathartic for her too.

  23. 23

    Re: CaliCoyote – Who are you talking about? As far as I know and I'm not even a fan of hers, she was never a contestant on Idol.

  24. Tommoslover says – reply to this


    Re: Yes You Bore Me – Your absolutely disgusting. I can't fathom what kind of sick, self centered jelous person would make a comment like this. Demi went through a terrible ordeal and speaking from personal experiences depression and eating disorders are awful diseases that take lives, they're like cancer of the mind. You however, obviously have no knowledge of this subject and are showing your true ignorance in posting vile comments like this.

  25. nhs says – reply to this


    Re: CaliCoyote
    She was never even on AI, she was on Disney channel…

  26. DemiFan says – reply to this


    Everyone that has called Demi a brat and dissed her because you think she's cutting herself to get attention and making a big deal out of it, your wrong!! Demi is sharing part of her life with people not for attention but because when your famous you can't hide these things, you have to sacrifice so much when becoming famous even your secrets and privacy, in fact she most likely didn't want anyone to know about it but had no choice. People get these things, eating disorders, personal depression problems it's not like Demi had a choice. Your acting like she likes cutting herself and telling the world her life story of depressional problems and I would bet 1billion pound she didn't do any of it on purpose or for money or for attention, so why don't you shut up and get real for once in you pathetic life's you discust me!!!

  27. Charlie says – reply to this


    How can u say that? I know what it's like to feel like that. Cutting yourself seems like the only way to get rid of the pain. It's like a addiction that's constantly in your mind. How could you think someone would nearly kill themselves for attention? Sick people. Demi I'd an inspiration to people like me.