‘Being a celebrity can be dangerous,’ said the former Disney star
By Cristina Everett
Demi Lovato has added drug use to the long list of demons that led to her downward spiral in 2010.
The former Disney star reveals in a new interview with Fabulous magazine that loneliness and depression led to her first use of cocaine.
“It’s something I don’t really want to talk about,” the 19-year-old star told the magazine.
“What I can say is that I was depressed. I would come off stage 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 recreate that feeling, to stay ‘up’.”
The “Skyscraper” singer checked into a treatment facility in October 2010 to deal with a number of issues, including an eating disorder, depression and cutting after she got into a physical altercation with a backup dancer while on tour with the Jonas Brothers.
In the new interview, Lovato also claimed that promoters would provide her with drugs in an effort to lure her back to their clubs or restaurants.
“Promoters gave me drugs and alcohol in restaurants or clubs. They wanted me to come back so I would be seen there. They were basically kissing my a–,” the singer said.
“I thought they were my friends. I thought I was having fun. 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.”
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