Demi Lovato Speaks on Illicit Drug Use: I Could Have Died

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A couple weeks ago on Twitter, Demi Lovato bared her true face.

Now, in the pages of British magazine Fabulous, the singer is baring her soul.

Demi Lovato in Fabulous

In one of her more honest interviews to date, the 19-year old goes into detail about her pre-rehab drug use, telling the publication:

"I was depressed. I would come offstage in front of 18,000 people and suddenly be alone in a hotel room. I'd come crashing down and would try to find a way to re-create that feeling, to stay 'up.'"

And you might be shocked to learn who fueled Demi's habit.

"Promoters gave me drugs and alcohol in restaurants or clubs," she said. "They wanted me to come back so I would be seen there. They were basically kissing my ass."

Lovato, of course, entered a treatment facility in November 2010 and has talked since about her emotional and physical issues, citing an eating disorder and bi-polarity. But this is the first time she's really discussed any kind of substance abuse.

"Being a celebrity can be dangerous. Nobody says 'no'. That's why so many end up overdosing and dying. It could definitely have happened to me."

Instead, thank God, Demi has bounced back and her career is going strong. She performed last month on American Idol.


she is the best singer in the world...even after wat she did i still love her....we lov u demi :]


im glad shes ok and glad she went to rehab and got better....people make fun of mee but at one point i cutt myself and it was not the best decision...but i sttopped cuz i knew it was stupid and pointless!im glad shes just better.


Dont get me wrong i love demi lavorto i love the way she sings and she inspires me to sing. But as she says people overdose and die and she has made a bad choice and so have all the over people who have tuck them i think its wrong. as much as i love demi i still think and know she is wrong for what she did. when my friends said that demi lavorto has been taking drugs i didnt believe it my role model talking drugs its wrong so i searched on the internet if it was true and all my friends were right demi lovato will always inspire me and will always be my role model but i still think she is wrong for doing what she did x Meg Out


Whoa lets keep praising her for doing drugs, cutting, starving and pretty much glorifying her for talkin about it. She made some nasty choices but tellin all these lil girls bout it wont stop them from doing it unfortunately they wil simply emulate her..sad celebrities.


Way to go Demi! Love and. God's Light to you beautiful spirit


I love Demi. So glad she is doing well. I wish she would go back on Sonny With A Chance.


What are you talking about?


It's so annoying to know that one's peaceful presence might evoke quiet unacceptance.I hate it.NO ONE WILL BE SOMEONE SOON.Just watch.I'M OUT!HAPPY RIGHT!!


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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