Demi Lovato knows struggle.
But she also knows beauty and honesty as well (along with music!).
That's why she combined the three for her Stay Strong special, where she bared her soul on some very candid subjects. Why do it if you aren't going to be honest, we say, so brava to her!
Here are some of the things she said:
"I cannot tell you that I have not thrown up since treatment. I cannot tell you that I have not cut myself since treatment. I'm not perfect."
"If you took away music, I wouldn't have a reason to live."
"[I was] looking in the mirror and never feeling good enough. I felt like I was living a lie…I was dealing with all this pain, emotionally. And I felt guilt and shame. I decided to take it out on myself. I harmed myself."
Apparently she was on the phone with her sponsor all through Thanksgiving this year to keep her from throwing up her meal — she made it. But she still felt guilty:
"An addiction is an obsession, something that takes over your mind and your every thought. You think that you can't live without it. For me, it was not eating and purging and self-harming.
"Every time someone asks me for a picture or an autograph, even if I'm having a bad day and I'm in a bad mood, I remember, 'You're nothing without this person.' They make it special."
All this honesty, all of this transparency… it's all so incredible. We've never really seen a celebrity handle things like this, and all we can do is thank her for what she's showing her fans and people who look up to her.
It's all incredibly important, and we support how she's handling it all.
[Image via WENN.]
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