Demi Lovato to Seek Treatment for "Emotional and Physical Issues," Quits Tour

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Hurry up and get better, Demi Lovato.

The young singer has dropped out of her global tour and admitted that she's in need of treatment for what her rep describes as "emotional and physical issues."

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"Demi has decided to take personal responsibility for her actions and seek help," the rep says. "She is doing just that. Demi and her family ask that the media please respect their privacy during this difficult time. She regrets not being able to finish her tour, but is looking forward to getting back to work in the near future."

A friend close to the singer - who sang a duet with ex-boyfriend Joe Jonas just last week in Mexico City - told People her pal "was bullied in school. She fought through eating disorders and has struggled with cutting."

We commend Lovato for seeking help and encourage readers to send her your best wishes and prayers.


She went to my middle school, and definitely was the bullier in most cases. That was five years ago though, so I'm sure she's matured into a decent person rather than the immature diva that so many young teenagers portray. I do hope that she is able to resolve her issues, though, and get healthy. I admire her ability to step back and admit she needs time away from the limelight to get help.


iam so sad for her i hope she don't turn like lindsay lohan i hope demi gets help


Demi is amazing singer


It just goes to show that a lot more kids are bullied than thought. You, RJB, don't know what bullying involves because its often more that name-calling. You cannot fight back in school because the system doesn't allow it. In fact the system encourages bullying and wants people to fail. Many administrators are former bullies themselves and use the system to squash talent and achievement. That's why many parents hate the system, because the school system is a form of brainwashing designed to beat-down people into manageable sheep.


'getting back to work in the near future' love, it was really that bad it wouldn't be the near future. take it from someone who's been in and out of hospital for 4 years with physical and emotional problems - it's not an easy thing to sort out.


Easy for you to say when you're not dealing with it yourself. Shut up.


Cutting??? What's up with that? PS - I'm getting kind of sick of all of these celebrities claiming that they were bullied. I knew a kid that was really bullied. He ended up bringing a gun to school and held a classroom hostage.
Point is, just because someone calls you a name or looks at you the wrong way doesn't mean that you were bullied.
My advice to kids that are being bullied is to fight back. Quit feeling sorry for yourself and realize that life is full of conflicts and instead of crying about it do something about it. It will help you later in life because despite what all of these loser celebrities say it does not get better.


Demi Lovato Biography

Many think Demi Lovato is being groomed to be the next huge Disney star. She appeared in the movie Camp Rock, alongside those gorgeous... More »
Dallas, Texas
Full Name
Demetria Devonne Lovato

Demi Lovato Quotes

I hope to do a collaboration with Kelly Clarkson. [She] has been my idol growing.

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I'm very uncoordinated. I'm surprised I don't fall onstage more.

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