Fans and press alike have been speculating what the circumstances were that led to the Disney star’s admission to a treatment facility last November.
Originally, Demi Lovato cited ‘emotional and psychological issues’ as her reasons for the treatment. In a recent interview with Seventeen magazine, she goes more in depth.
There was speculation of drug or alcohol abuse, and there was the incident of the fight with backup dancer Alex Welch, who threatened to sue the young starlet.
But apparently it was her eating disorder (bulimia), as well as a ‘cutting’ habit which led to her seeking treatment.
“I don’t think there’s going to be a day when I don’t think about food or my body, but I’m living with it, and I wish I could tell young girls to find their safe place and stay with it. I allow myself a lot of freedom and I’m very peaceful now.”
“There have been times when I definitely have been tempted to get rid of my dinner, I will deal with it for the rest of my life because it’s a life-long disease.”
When asked what her advice to young girls who are going through similar issues, she responded; “It’s very crucial that you get your feelings out – but don’t ever inflict harm on your own body because your body is so sacred. If you are going through that dark period, go to your family and closest friends, don’t put yourself in danger.”
That’s some good advice!
Well, I’m just glad she’s doing better. Good for you Demi, and best of luck to you!