Demi Lovato’s Dad Speaks Out On His Daughter’s Condition — He’s Blaming Pressure from Disney!

Tue, November 2, 2010 4:00pm EST by 9 Comments

Demi’s dad hasn’t seen her in months, but he isn’t afraid to leap to his daughter’s defense and voice his concerns over the pressures from the entertainment industry!

Patrick Lovato was surprised to hear his daughter, Demi, had checked into a treatment center to battle her “emotional and physical issues”, but he claims he should have seen it coming.

“There are a lot of pressures. That is one of the things I worried about when she signed with Disney,” Patrick said in an interview with

Indeed, it would seem a combination of the pressures from Hollywood, an exhausting media tour for Camp Rock 2, and the stress of being on tour with ex-boyfriend Joe Jonas (and his new girlfriend Ashley Greene) just seemed too much for the 18-year-old Demi Lovato, despite having grown up with showbiz parents.

“She grew up around it so I guess that’s why she went into it; I guess it’s in her genes with her mom and her dad,” he said.

Demi’s dad has been in the hospital for the past few months battling cancer, and hasn’t seen his daughter due to her busy work schedule. “It’s been a couple of months. I’ve been in the hospital for two months and I just got out. She hasn’t visited, she’s been too busy. She’s been way too busy,” he said.

Though Patrick couldn’t comment on rumors of self-mutilation, there is one thing he is sure of: Demi will pull through. “She’ll be fine,” he said in the interview. “She’s strong alright.”

Do you think pressure from Disney got to Demi?

–Jenna Mullins

Click Here to Read Laura’s Advice to Demi on How to Deal With a Bitter Breakup!

Click Here to Read What Experts Say About Why Demi Cuts!

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Posted at 4:32 PM on June 28, 2013  

nope i don’t blame disney. miley is more of a bigger star than demi. she started disney when she was 13. demi was 14/15 when she was on camp rock. ( i don’t count as the bell rings cause thats like a 5 min show so shes not gonna get all that “pressure” from a 5 min show) the real reason is she just couln’t handle being on tour with her ex and his new gf coming to see him (not really rubbing it in her face it may have seem like it but ashley and joe were dating. ashley didn’t have to film a movie yet so joe ask her come along. i know that was probably mean but when your a singer/ movie star its hard to have a normal he was just trying to get time with her while he can before she leaves) demi couldn’t take it anymore so she was at a point and just flipped out.

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dayane da silva

Posted at 9:10 AM on November 5, 2011  

eu também concordo com vcs jéssica e j&$$!c@
essa taylor só se achá na frente da demi
a demi é muito mais bonita do que ela
essa loira burra
há mais eu só quero dizer para a demi não ligar para esses dois abestados e orrorosos chamados taylor e joe porque ela vai ficar boa eu e milhares de pessoas estamos torcendo por vc demi
e pra vcs dos chau
chau bobões
não estou falando só por mim
mas por todos os seus fãs demi
vc vai conseguir porque vc é uma menina muito gentil, legal e muito diferente dessa taylor e desse joe abestados e idiotas
vcs dois se meressem mesmo porque vcs são tudo de ruim

esse foi o meu comentário para a demi lovato
chau, demi!!!

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jéssica kelly

Posted at 9:02 AM on November 5, 2011  

Eu não suporto aquela taylor

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j&$$!c@ k&lly

Posted at 9:00 AM on November 5, 2011  

vc vai ficar bem demi
e quanto au joe , não liga pra ele
ele é um abestado,chato,fei,idiota

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jéssica kelly

Posted at 8:56 AM on November 5, 2011  

pode voltar com a taylor joe
a demi tá com uma fila cheinha
A B E S T A D O !!!

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Posted at 8:36 PM on June 27, 2011  

It was childish of Joe to take Asheley along with him to the tour.Asheley should have been matured enough to have figured out Demi would have a hard time seeing them both together throughout the tour.Just wondering how Asheley would have reacted if she were in Demi’s shoes.I think Demi should move on.Joe is not worth the trouble

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Posted at 12:45 AM on November 4, 2010  

Why are all the reports keep saying she’s anorexic, she’s clearly bulimic, the way her weight yo-yos

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Posted at 10:38 PM on November 3, 2010  

HELP SUPPORT DEMI. help spread the word about our support page. and be sure to write and tell about how much you love our girl, demi. and hopefully when she gets better she’ll read them and realize how much we love her(;

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