Demi Lovato Back in Rehab

March 6, 2012 By:
Demi Lovato Back in Rehab

…for a documentary. Demi Lovato doesn’t shy away from talking about her personal problems. In fact, she made a career comeback because of it, and she’s only nineteen.

On Tuesday morning’s 'Today' show, Demi performed “Give Your Heart a Break” and previewed “Demi Lovato: Stay Strong,” a new documentary that will air tonight on MTV. It follows Demi’s ongoing treatment and recovery from eating disorders and other issues she dealt with.

"I've decided to tell my story because there are a lot of young teens, girls and boys, that are dealing with the same issues that I've been through," Lovato told the ‘Today’ show's Ann Curry. "If I'm able to use my voice to do good in the world then I definitely want to do that."

Demi recalled as she entered rehab:

"The first time that I walked into Timberline Knolls, I sat there to eat my first meal, and it was chicken, rice, vegetables and milk, and I took like two or three bites of the chicken and was like 'OK, I'm done.’”

The singer continued: “That's when I realized maybe I do belong here because I can't finish a meal."

Demi added that ringing in the 2011 New Year was especially emotional.

“We got to watch the countdown on New Year's Eve in here, and by the time it hit 1, I just started sobbing like, 'I can't believe I'm bringing in the New Year in rehab.'"

‘Stay Strong’ premieres on MTV at 10 pm ET/PT tonight.