As previously reported that Demi Lovato quit the Jonas tour to enter a treatment center.
Sources tell People, “She fought through eating disorders and has struggled with cutting. [She] is taking control by getting help.”
“She definitely had body-image issues. She was always conscious of her weight.”
Lovato made a surprise appearance on “America’s Next Top Model” in September and told the models that she knew first hand about being bullied. (see video below)
“Like many other teenage girls, she struggled a lot to fit in and find acceptance,” says a family friend. “She’s very sensitive, very intuitive and that is part of what makes her a wonderful performer – very talented. It is double-edged sword. I think she felt that the hard time she had [in school], problems with kids who were incredibly vicious made her stronger. But none of us feels strong every day.”
Lovato acknowledged those body issues to PEOPLE in September. “I have a tattoo on my rib and it says, ‘You make me beautiful,’” she said. “There was a song that inspired me when I was younger and it helped me through a really rough time I used to have self-image issues.”
The singer-actress added, “Feeling comfortable in your clothes is something I deal with to this day. I wish I had somebody I had to look up to when I was younger to stand up and say, ‘Hey, I have fat days.’ So I want to be able to start a foundation or something that’s for girls feeling confident, to empower them.”
Get well soon Demi. You are in our prayers.
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