Washington: Singer/actress Demi Lovato has pleaded with her young fans not to suffer in silence if they are fighting personal problems.
The 19-year-old suffered an emotional breakdown in 2010 after developing an eating disorder as a child and becoming a victim of bullying.
After a lengthy three-month stint in rehab, Lovato is now back on track and has urged her fans to reach out for help if they are dealing with personal issues.
“A year ago today... I was not in a good place. I needed help and I want anybody in this audience to know that if you``re struggling with one of the issues that I dealt with or a different issue, that you can get help, that you can recover and it``s possible if you just tell someone,” Contactmusic quoted her as telling the crowd during a concert in New York last weekend.
Lovato also thanked her fans for their unwavering support.
“There are so many beautiful girls in this audience that don’t know that they’re beautiful, but they just are. So I want to thank you guys for being there for me every single day I was away. I wouldn`t be here without you guys today,” she added.