Demi Lovato: from Disney darling to troubled teen

By Joann Vaglica,
What went wrong in Demi Lovato’s life?
Demi Lovato at the People's Choice Awards. (Los Angeles, CA)

We’ve all seen Demi Lovato’s short YouTube videos thanking her fans and showing off her “Stay Strong” tattoo during a personal and painful time in her life. Now, she’s opened up even further with an in-depth look at her recovery in an all new documentary set to air on MTV titled Demi Lovato: Stay Strong.

The final straw before finding solace in a rehab facility back in 2010 came when Lovato, then 18-years-old, got into a physical altercation with a dancer while on tour with the Jonas Brothers.

The evening before, Lovato was said to be dining with her parents and entourage, eventually leaving the scene with a few friends, reported People magazine when news of Lovato seeking treatment broke.

The next day, people close to Lovato questioned her where-abouts and that’s when she sensed someone had snitched on her for “partying” and so she confronted and physically hurt a dancer on tour.

Ever since that incident occured, Lovato’s life forever changed.

She is now giving “Lovatics” an inside look at her life following treatment. The special will feature a detailed explanation as to why she entered rehab, why she wants to talk about her struggles and how she is recovering from personal issues such as self-harm and an eating disorder while maintaining her career and going on tour, MTV is reporting.

"I wanted to share my story but I knew it had to be honest, it had to be real…I have daily challenges but so do many kids who are struggling to feel comfortable in their own skin. If opening up and sharing my story inspires even one person to stay strong or to get the help they need, I've succeeded," Lovato said in a statement.

The "Skyscraper" singer has also become a contributing editor for Seventeen magazine where she opens up to her readers about her personal struggles including an eating disorder, depression and cutting herself. She strongly encourages individuals who need any kind of help to open up and talk about it with the closest people to them.

Demi Lovato: Stay Strong premieres March 6 @ 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.



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