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Demi Lovato is an inspiration to young people…she had a problem she went for help! At 19 years old that takes a lot of guts! Demi opened up about her recovery to Parade Magazine!
“I just realized that once I went into the treatment center, pretty much anything and everything was going to come out anyway. At the same time, I wanted to help other people who shared my issues.”
On finding balance while on tour.
“I’m in a much happier and healthier place now, so I’ll be able to decide when I need time off. It’s a different era in my career. I’m sure that if I need time off I’ll be able to speak about it and I’ll take a step back.”
On her first Top 10 Billboard hit, “Skyscraper.”
“When I perform that song, I just try to recall of all the emotions that I felt when I first recorded it, which is a lot. I recorded it during a time in my life when I was going through a lot.”
On her dedication to her fans.
“I’ve been getting really great responses. Some of my fans have said that because I’ve been able to speak about my issues, that they’re not afraid to speak about theirs, which is an amazing feeling.”
On what people would be surprised to know about her.
“There are a few things! Some silly things like I can touch my nose with my tongue and I used to have a gab in between my two front teeth. A bunch of silly, quirky things like that!”
On the biggest lesson she learned over the past year.
“Just be to be careful who you trust. Sometimes you don’t know who you can and cannot trust. I still learn that over and over again.”
On handling the negative side of fame.
“The best way to deal with that is just to keep your chin up and stay strong and turn the other cheek. Kill ’em with kindness.”
On her plans for the future.
“Over the next year, I just want to continue to tour and have fun with music. Acting will come second. Music is my number one passion and I want to stick to music for a while.
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