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Demi Lovato's Bandaged Ankle– So How Did She Get Hurt?

Tue, March 15, 2011 5:10pm EDT by 1 Comment

The Disney star hobbled into LAX with a tightly-wrapped ankle and a brace. What caused the latest problem for the troubled young actress?

Demi Lovato, you’ve been working on getting your world in order after your three-month stint in rehab. You’ve stayed close to your fans by telling us how much their support has meant to you through some very dark times. And now you’ve surprised onlookers by hobbling off a plane in Los Angeles with what looks like a pretty bad injury to your left ankle!

Her foot was wrapped in a tight bandage and her ankle was supported by the kind of brace often used after a bad sprain. But her toenails were still painted!

Demi, 18, arrived with her younger half-sister, actress Madison De La Garza, 9, who appears on Desperate Housewives.

The Disney Channel show Demi has starred in, Sonny With A Chance, has been on hiatus since she left for rehab in November. Sources say she needed help to battle emotional and physical issues that included an eating disorder and cutting.

Disney is waiting for Demi and her team to tell the studio when she might be able to come back to work. And now we’re wondering if her new injury will delay that day any further!

A source tells us that she “rolled her ankle” and the injury isn’t thought to be too serious. We also have a call into Demi’s rep and will update you when we hear back.

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