Live fast, die young: that was Demi Lovato’s motto until her addictions to alcohol, cocaine and other drugs turned serious. In a heart-wrenching new interview, Demi opens up about those dark years of addiction, revealing just how dangerous that life philosophy really was.
Demi Lovato, 23, once believed that she’d barely make it to her 21st birthday. Her eating disorder, bipolar symptoms and self-medication caused her to spend years struggling to stay alive, and Demi lays it all out for us in an emotional new interview. See what the “Skyscraper” singer had to say right here.
Demi spoke to American Way magazine about struggling as a teen popstar to live with multiple disorders. “I lived fast and I was going to die young,” she revealed. “I didn’t think I would make it to 21.” So scary.
Demi also talked to the mag about her psychological struggles, explaining that her eating disorder, drug and alcohol addiction and time in rehab have all shaped the way she is now. “I didn’t go into treatment thinking, ‘OK, now I’m going to be an inspiration,’ ” Demi shrugged. “At times I was resentful for having that kind of responsibility, but now, it’s really become a part of my life. It holds me accountable.” Good for you, Demi.
Finally, Demi credits her fans as one of the main reasons she’s able to stay strong. “When I have meet-and-greets, I can’t tell you the amount of times that girls will show me their arms covered in scars or cuts,” she said in the interview. “They’ll tell me, ‘You helped me get through this. Because of you, I stopped self-harming,’ or ‘I got sober.’ Hearing those things gave my life new meaning.” Amazing!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Demi’s new interview? Are you proud of her for pouring her heart out?