Young star Demi Lovato has spoken out a few times about the various challenges that she has encountered in her life – including drug use and an eating disorder.
The 19-year-old singer, who went into rehab when she was 18, shared that her drug and alcohol use stemmed from her loneliness.
The New York Post shared the following response from Lovato, when she was asked if she had been using cocaine: “It’s something I don’t really want to talk about… 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.’”
Lovato revealed further that it was not a problem to gain access to drugs and alcohol, saying: “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 [expletive.]”
She also said: “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.”
The singer said that she no longer drinks alcohol, although she admitted that she was still struggling with self harm and bulimia.