Demi Lovato Update: Sources Deny Drugs, Raise Questions Over Deceased Friend

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"Demi is not in treatment for drugs. She is there to deal with emotional and physical issues she's been battling her whole life."

These are the words of family friend, shooting down recent rumors that Demi Lovato entered a rehab facility due to a problem with cocaine and alcohol.

So, is there a specific issue that forced this young singer to leave her Sorth American tour and seek help? Possibly, reports Star Magazine

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In July, an aspiring musician named David Osborn died in a tubing accident. An insider claims Lovato had grown close to the rocker, who she met at a mutual friend's party in December. Soon after his passing, Demi Tweeted:

"Can't wait to see you again in heaven... Texas isn't the same without you... RIP Dave Osborn."

While it's possible the death of a loved one played a role in Demi's demise - which culminated in a physical confrontation with a backup dancer in Peru - the same source that denies this troubled star used drugs also tells People her downfall was related to a lot more than just one incident.

"This is a girl with emotional problems who has been fighting demons her whole life... She is determined to get better."

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Hey Im Heard That Demi Was A Drug Addict And More. I Really Hope That That Is Not True Because I Loved Her On "Sonny With A Chance". She Is A Talented Person I Must Say. But The Only Thing I Don't Get Is That People Keep Putting Brittany And The Others In This When They Have They Own Stories. But Demi Will Get Better. Actually She Has A Video Called Skycraper Out And I Haven't Really Heard It But Im Just Happy She's Getting Back On Her Feet.

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please everyone be nice to my sister demi lovato.shes a normal girl.shes just going through things right now.if you love her and if you was a true fan.you support her.

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i love you sister demi lovato.i want you out of the hospital.get well and dont worry about joe jonas i will get him back for all the things he done to you.i will get my revenge for what he did to you.i will not let him get away with this.

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I really cant believe on whats happening with Demi I saw it coming with Miley Cyrus because thats just the way it is but i remember her on her days on Barney with Selena Gomez she was just the joyfullest kid but what really bugs me is when someone turns famous its just a matter of time before they turn bad I really do hope she gets better I really do I hope Selena doesn't turn bad but for Miley she is just messed there is probably no way she's going to get better

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well this goes to demi lovato. why would people just make up some story about you being at a party doing cocaine obviously people do that but really you would have to have sick mind to just make a BIG lie like that i dont what to believe it but u were one of my favorite people and u inspire me but is it true are the rumors true?

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we all hope you get better real soon and we are praying for you

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Hey guys, im not a cocaine addict and im not a alcoholic. Im a young girl who is feeling abit down. Its not down to me to agree what you said about miley, i know you belive in me but its still a nasty thing to write about her on the world wide web. Thank you for letting me say my peace goodbye! I love you all x x

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that is a lie what there saying

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whatever rumors ..
but i love u so much demi :*

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I hope that she gets better soon...i don't believe the alcohol and drugs rumor one bit...i'm glad that she is doing the responsible thing and getting treatment. My heart goes out to Demi and her family...

Demi Lovato Biography

Lovato 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 »
Born
Birthplace
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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