Demi Lovato opens up on bulimia and drugs in her latest interview with Fabulous. The 19-year-old Unbroken singer shares her thoughts after having a public meltdown and spending time in rehab. Promoting her new album in the U.K. – she’s asked if she’s ready to return to the limelight.
She replied, “I’m not saying I’m perfect, or fixed, but I am learning to love and accept myself. My outlook is more positive and I am happy.”
On Bulimia she shares, “I’d make myself sick up to six times a day. My mom was worried, but because I was going through puberty I was having growth spurts so she assumed that was why I was thinner.”
Demi admits her new body is taking some getting used to.
“After so long being thin, it was terrifying being heavier. But I am a naturally curvy Hispanic girl. I don’t deprive myself – I had a Kit Kat last night, but I don’t eat s*** every day. I have a meal service that brings my food to my home so I don’t have to think about being healthy.”
Talking about the drugs she used, being based in Hollywood made it easy for her to get access to illegal substances.
She revealed, “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. 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.”
She also cut herself to hide her pain stating, “It started with my wrists. People saw that, so I cut in places they couldn’t see. You do it because you feel so bad inside. You don’t know how to take it out other than on yourself.”
For now she’s just happy being single.
“I’m not dating at all. I love having a boyfriend but need to be secure on my own first,” she says.