Disney starlet Demi Lovato shocked her young fans last year when she entered rehab after allegedly punching a backup dancer in the face, but has recently made a comeback with her new single, 'Skyscraper.'
The precise reasons behind Demi’s stint in rehab were unclear until she opened up to E! News host Ryan Seacrest earlier this week. Lovato chronicled her long-time struggle with depression, anorexia, bulimia, and self-mutilation, saying that she finally decided to seek professional help after a breakdown.
“I wasn’t going to continue to be alive if I continued to treat my body the way I was,” she told Seacrest. Lovato admitted that she began to struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts as early as age seven, and still sometimes asks herself, “Why couldn’t I have been normal?”
Despite a difficult past, the 18-year-old looks to the future with optimism. “I’m not going to be perfect, but…if I can make it through the day, that’s all that matters,” Lovato said.
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