Demi Lovato on Self Harm & Bulimia Past: “I Can Help People”


Demi Lovato has been through a lot already – having struggled with self-harm and eating disorder issues which she previously entered rehab for, Demi also recently lost her estranged father following a cancer battle. It seems as though the singer has come through on the other side of her obstacles, and she believes she is an even better person thanks to her struggles. She states that she feels like she can now reach out and help people who might be similarly suffering:

“I’m not super religious, but I grew up Christian and I believe in God. When I’m in L.A., I don’t talk about it that much because people are very judgmental, but I just feel like God gave me a voice, not just to sing with. He put me through those things, which seemed horrible at the time, but they were so worth it. With the obstacles I’ve overcome, I can help people.”

Speaking on turning 21 soon, Demi says that she uses birthdays as a way of celebrating that she’s made it this far. She says she is grateful for her time alive and plans of celebrating the year of her life she’s just lived when the big date rolls around:

 “I look at birthdays as celebrating another year of life. You’ve made it another year. An entire year. Some people don’t make it to 21.”