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Demi Lovato has been very candid about her struggles with cutting, multiple eating disorders, and a recently diagnosed bipolar disorder and now she lets us into what happened last summer that halted her career and lead to the ultimate comeback (she was only really gone a few months) and a very bad wake-up call.
â€œI was completely out of line all summer,â€ she says. â€œJust the worst attitudeâ€”totally ungrateful.â€ During a flight to Peru, Lovato walked up to her backup dancer, then friend Alex Welch, and socked her in the face. â€œI just felt like sheâ€™d betrayed me,â€ Lovato says. â€œThatâ€™s the bottom line.â€ (Lovatoâ€™s attorneys reportedly settled a suit brought by Welch in December.) The incident was Lovatoâ€™s moment of reckoning. â€œWhen you punch someone on a plane, enough is enough,â€ she says. â€œRight after, I texted my mom and just said, â€˜Iâ€™m sorry.â€™â€‰â€ Because she and Jonas had broken up, rumors persisted that Lovato went off the rails over his then romance with Twilight star Ashley Greene. She admits that heartbreak was an aggravating factorâ€”she and Jonas have had no contact sinceâ€”but insists the crisis ran deeper than teen angst. â€œI wouldnâ€™t credit my meltdown to a guy. There was so much other stuff in my life.â€