Demi Lovato Reveals She Did Drugs Because She ‘Was Depressed’; Talks Eating Disorder
Speaking to Fabulous magazine, Demi, age 19, first reveals that her self esteem issues stemmed from being bullied at her school in Dallas, Texas.
“They called me a whore and told me I was fat and ugly. I shouldn’t have listened, but I took it to heart and it hurt. I thought maybe I didn’t have friends because I was too fat,” remembers Demi.
This then led to her eating disorder battle with bulimia. “I’d make myself sick up to six times a day,” she reveals to Fabulous. “My mum was worried, but because I was going through puberty I was having growth spurts so she assumed that was why I was thinner.”
Demi also opens up about her drug use — reportedly cocaine — though she didn’t want to go into details due to her younger fans.
“It’s something I don’t really want to talk about,” she says apologetically. “What I can say is that I was depressed. I would come off stage in front of 18,000 people and suddenly be alone in a hotel room. I’d come crashing down and would try to find a way to recreate that feeling, to stay ‘up’.”
It didn’t help that being a celebrity made it easier for Demi to get access to drugs. “Promoters gave me drugs and alcohol in restaurants or clubs. They wanted me to come back so I would be seen there. They were basically kissing my ass,” she says.
Demi continues, “I thought they were my friends. I thought I was having fun. Being a celebrity can be dangerous. Nobody says ‘no’. That’s why so many end up overdosing and dying. It could definitely have happened to me.”
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