Demi Lovato’s dad blames Hollywood for her issues

Updated: Nov 03, 2010, 16:54 PM IST

New York: Demi Lovato’s father has held Hollywood partly responsible for her daughter’s current emotional and physical issues.

Patrick said the stresses of Hollywood are partially to blame for his famous daughter``s issues, which reportedly include cutting, an eating disorder and struggles with body image.

"There are a lot of pressures. That is one of the things I worried about when she signed with Disney," the New York Daily News quoted him as telling according to

Patrick, who reportedly split with the starlet``s mom in 1994, said he had no idea his daughter decided to attend a treatment center when the news broke, though he did clarify that the location she went to was "not a drug addiction center."

He also admitted he was unaware that his daughter was bullied, though he expects her to make it through this tough time.

"She`ll be fine. She`s strong alright," he added.