Washington: Demi Lovato, who has had to deal with lot of “emotional and physical issues,” including an eating disorder and self-harm, has opened up about her demons. The 19-year-old former Disney princess has spoken out about her struggle with drugs and alcohol.
“It’s something I don’t really want to talk about. What I can say is that I was depressed. I would come offstage in front of 18,000 people and suddenly be alone in a hotel room. I’d come crashing down and would try to find a way to re-create that feeling, to stay ‘up.’ Promoters gave me drugs and alcohol in restaurants or clubs,” a news channel has quoted her as telling a magazine.
While in school Lovato has blamed that school bullies led her to make herself sick.
“They called me a whore and told me I was fat and ugly,” she said.
“I shouldn’t have listened, but I took it to heart and it hurt. I thought maybe I didn’t have friends because I was too fat, I’d make myself sick up to six times a day,” she revealed.
She also dealt with serious self-harm issues. “It started with my wrists. People saw that, so I cut in places they couldn’t see,” she said.
Now, Lovato says that she no longer drinks, but admits that she has self-harmed and made herself throw up since leaving rehab.
“I’ve slipped up a few times, but each time I have learned from it, and it’s become further apart,” she added.