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Demi Lovato Opens Up About Having Suicidal Thoughts At Age 7

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demi lovato admits she had suicidal thoughts at age seven

Demi Lovato has talked about having a very difficult childhood, and apparently it started well before she broke into show business.

The Heart Attack singer recently opened up and admitted she was forced to sign a suicide contract when she was just seven years-old, which is around the same time she got her first gig singing the theme song on Barney & Friends.

According to Demi, she was happy to be on television, but she wasn't in the greatest place mentally:

"At the time, I was just so grateful to be on TV, but I was also really struggling."

Although she was in a dark place in her early acting career, she says her suicidal thoughts began well before she started working on Barney:

"Looking back, there was a connection, probably between any kid who's ever sang that song to Barney, a little place in a child's heart, a void, that could be filled. And maybe Barney fills it. Even before Barney, I was suicidal. I was 7."

Being in the spotlight at such a young age has been difficult to handle for some rising stars, but Demi says her career may have actually helped her get through a difficult time:

"I guess subliminally, I did have a relationship with this figure that was saving my life in a way. I've talked about being bullied and the years of being a teenager, but I went through things when I was younger that I've never talked about that probably caused me to turn out the way I ended up turning out."

It's absolutely heartbreaking to hear she had to battle with so many demons at such a young age. But not only did Demi get through it, she's absolutely flourishing!

We're so happy to see she's in a better place right now, and hopefully she can be a role model for children who are also struggling at a young age.

P.S. If you're suffering from suicidal thoughts, please don't hesitate to call 1-800-273-8255. They'll help you get through a difficult time and are the perfect outlet to discuss whatever it is you're going through. You're not alone!

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11 comments to “Demi Lovato Opens Up About Having Suicidal Thoughts At Age 7”

  1. 1

    Opens up? This vapid bitch NEVER SHUTS UP. All she does is tell everyone how hard she thinks she had it, and all she manages to do is reveal to the world that she is in dire need of a lobotomy because even the strongest meds won't turn her into an intelligent, balanced individual who has almost killed herself by smelling her own farts. She learned the lesson that sob stories, no matter how fake, get attention, and so now that's all she tells everyone. Lovato is a phony whore who needs to just go the fuck away.

  2. marlene says – reply to this


    I pray for this girl to be strong. Life has its ups and downs. Be strong and know there are people around who love you and would truly miss you. I hope you have happiness and laughter in your life and can fight the demons within. Be strong. We love you.
    ……from a mom

  3. STFU says – reply to this


    She NEEDS to STFU!!!..omg enough already!!!! No one fuckin cares about her pity party. Se needs to stop talking and trying to make everyone feel bad for her. All is does is talk and whine and bitch!…she's "famous" for some irrelevant reason..she need to shut up stop bitching!

  4. smart says – reply to this


    Re: Pansy Hunter – Its funny how you people think she just said this. I have known this for a year. Its not a sob story. Its her being honest about what she has gone through. If she hadn't there would be so many rumors about it and she would be called out on those things instead. Now she is honest and outspoken and thats why she is so loved by people.

  5. Ugh says – reply to this


    Ugh, this girl is getting really old really fast. Seven and contemplating suicide. Come on. Demi, to move forward you have to be able to let it go. Glad you came out about the bullying, etc., but enough already. Apparently this is what she wants to be known for. No one is saying to hide it…just enough already.

  6. 6

    all she is known for is her depression problems….. she never stops talking. She makes me feel sad!!! Thanks a lot Demi for making this Monday even more depressing SMH

  7. 7

    Re: smart – soooo let there be rumors. Just cause people wonder stuff does not mean you need to tell them.

  8. 8

    This is one annoying girl..

  9. Jed Liskey says – reply to this


    My Gosh, some of you are Pigs. Rubbing my eyes while saying that. Demi is a wonderful, Loving, Down to Earth woman who has great affection for her family, friends, Lovatics, and her supporters. I am greatly Proud that she is able to speak freely and happily abot these matters. And, Pigs, and I use that word usely, these issues NEED to be addressed. And she is doing that. Hmm.. Perez, It's GREAT to see you put that last bit in. I never contemplated suicide. But, I did feel at times that why am I here instead of my mother? Why am I so important? Demi taught me that we ALL have a purpose. It's how we find what that purpose is that matters most. :)

  10. A says – reply to this


    so what is she famous for again? all she talks about is her past. how about doing movies, music, acting, what you became famous for to begin with? literally the only reason people talk about her is when she's spewing sh*t about her "issues."

  11. 11

    Re: A

    She just came out with an album and had a new single released?