Demi Lovato almost gave up on sobriety after being called “morbidly obese” in a magazine article.
The 28-year-old singer recalled seeing the “triggering” story back in 2018, shortly after she left rehab following her near-fatal overdose, and confessed she was tempted to go back to drugs.
“I think it was right after I got out of rehab in 2018. I saw an article somewhere that said I was morbidly obese. And that is the most triggering thing that you could possibly write about somebody with an eating disorder. That sucked, and I wanted to quit, I wanted to use, wanted to give up,” Demi told Paper magazine.
Since that moment, the Sorry Not Sorry hitmaker said she has been determined to avoid looking at any negative articles written about her.
Demi has been open about her struggles with eating disorders, as well as her mental health, and while she is overjoyed her fans are relating to her battles, she confessed it was “draining”.
“It’s draining, yes, and it’s hard. There’s reasons why my meet and greets have gotten a lot shorter over the years. More than a handful of people would tell you each time, ‘You saved my life,’ or they would show me the cuts on their wrists. I know that they mean well, I know that they are confiding in me because they have no one else. But it does take a lot,” Demi explained.
– Cover Media