Demi Lovato on Dark Past: I Almost Died

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Demi Lovato on Dark Past: I Almost Died
Demi Lovato checked into rehab last November for treatment for anorexia, bulimia and self-harming and says her new single “Skyscrapers” is her “cry for help.”

Although rockers have been self-medicating, self harming, boozing and blacking out since the invention of Rock ‘n Roll, when an 18-year-old former Disney kid does it, it’s worrisome.

Lovato actually recorded two versions of “Skyscraper,” one version before she entered rehab and one after treatment. However, the original darker version is the one she decided to go with, “It just didn’t feel the same, so we kept the original one. For me it was…so symbolic, it being the song I recorded before treatment and yet it was providing a message…It represented what I’m trying to spread the word about: getting help and rising above any issues that [I and] my fans are dealing with.”

She is now opening up about her issues, she tells Ryan Seacrest in an interview for E! News: “I wasn’t going to continue to be alive if I continued to treat me body the way I was.”

She thinks not being treated for bipolar disorder caused most of her problems, “Just looking back, I was un-medicated for so many years and it led to so many problems, which eventually led to some of my biggest problems which were anorexia and bulimia and cutting.”

Before Lovato got help she remembers those awful times working on the track, “I was doubled over, just in pain. I remember thinking, ‘This is kind of my cry for help’ back then, because I hadn’t spoken to anyone about these issues.”

Tell your story through your music gurrlll! And if all else fails we can deal with some emo tweets. Lovato tells Seacrest, “it’s a daily journey and it’s definitely going to be a struggle that I’ll have to deal with for the rest of my life.”
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