It’s been three months since Demi Lovato left her treatment center. She’s been opening up to the world about her issues with cutting, anorexia, and bulimia. And now thanks to Catherine Zeta-Jones, she’s now come forward saying that she too is bipolar.
“I never found out until I went into treatment that I was bipolar,” Lovato told PEOPLE.
The depression for Demi started at a very young age (cutting at 11), but she had no clue she was bipolar at the time.
“Looking back it makes sense,” she says of her diagnosis. “There were times when I was so manic, I was writing seven songs in one night and I’d be up until 5:30 in the morning. I feel like I am in control now, where my whole life I wasn’t in control.”
So what is she doing about it now? Going forward. Making lemonade out of lemons in a sense. She’s not hiding. She’s sharing.
“What’s important for me now,” she says, “is to help others.”
I admire that so much. It’s a very courageous thing to talk about your troubles. Anyone can boast about their positives, but this is a whole new level of bravery. We wish her only the best in the future.