“If you took away music, I wouldn’t have a reason to live.” Demi Lovato said during her Stay Strong special on MTV.
After undergoing treatment in October 2010 for eating disorders and self-cutting, the “Skyscraper” singer (really) opened up to viewers about her journey through it all.
“I cannot tell you that I have not thrown up since treatment. I cannot tell you that I have not cut myself since treatment. I’m not perfect.”
The Disney star explained that she’d be “looking in the mirror and never feeling good enough. I felt like I was living a lie…I was dealing with all this pain, emotionally. And I felt guilt and shame. I decided to take it out on myself. I harmed myself.”
“An addiction is an obsession, something that takes over your mind and your every thought. You think that you can’t live without it. For me, it was not eating and purging and self-harming.”
“Every time someone asks me for a picture or an autograph, even if I’m having a bad day and I’m in a bad mood, I remember, ‘You’re nothing without this person,'” she said. “They make it special.”