Demi Lovato Opens Up About Her Time In Rehab
Pop star and X Factor USA judge Demi Lovato has opened up about her past struggles and time spent in rehab to TV chat show host Katie Couric.
Demi has had to deal with various emotional battles over the last few years, the biggest of which saw her entering a rehab clinic. In 2010 Demi admitted herself into rehab in Chicago as issues with self-harming and bulimia became too much for the young former Disney star.
In an interview with Couric, Demi has spoken in depth about that dark period of time, revealing what was going through her mind and how she managed to overcome her demons. “Treatment was so difficult at first, I remember walking around saying ‘I’m in prison!’ They needed to have those strict rules in order for me to understand how sick I was.”
Demi went on to describe some of the strict rules, which the clinic enforced: “I wasn’t allowed to se the bathroom by myself. We had specific phone times. There are tons of things you weren’t allowed to have, you weren’t allowed to have certain hair products or whatever you could injure yourself with or possibly drink and you were stripped of a lot of things.”
Not only did Demi need to overcome self-harming, she also had a complex eating disorder, caused by years of dealing with a fluctuating weight in the Hollywood limelight. She explained to Couric, how mealtimes where the toughest time in the clinic as well as the strictest: “I also has someone watching over me every single time I ate. And if I didn’t finish what was on my plate, and often times I would cry because I physically couldn’t stomach it, and if that happened I would have to have little consequences, nothing horrible just not being able to go to the cafeteria to eat.”
Article By Victoria Beckett