Singer Demi Lovato has revealed that she sought professional help for a long-term eating disorder and emotional issues earlier this year.
Lovato told Access Hollywood that her best friend Selena Gomez called her in tears when she was first admitted to rehab: "I think I was out of tears at that point (Selena) called me and she was crying, she was like, 'Hello.' I'm like, 'Why are you crying? I'm the one in treatment - like, I should be crying.'"
"She’s like, "Are they treating you OK?" I was like, "Yeah, they’re treating me great.’”
'She's definitely one of my closest friends and no matter what, we'll always be close as sisters," Lovato added. "We met 12 years ago, that's more than half of my life."
The pair first met as kids at an audition for the children's show Barney and Friends and both went on to become Disney stars.
Lovato admitted that at the height of her illness, she was making herself sick up to five times a day: "I think at the worst it was a little more than that. I was just so sick. I thought that orange juice was going to make me fat."
Now fighting fit and with her new album, Unbroken, riding high in the charts, she feels better than ever: I feel amazing. I feel really happy and healthy. Life is beautiful and I can't complain."
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