Demi Lovato Says Struggles With Eating Disorder Led to Sobriety Slip and Overdose [WATCH]

Demi Lovato spoke out about what led to her 2018 slip in sobriety followed by her overdose.

She sat down with Ashley Graham for her Pretty Big Deal podcast on Tuesday and revealed:

“I’m tired of running myself into the ground with workouts and extreme dietin. I thought the past few years was recovery from an eating disorder when it actually was just completely falling into it.”

She also describes what she thought was her “recovery” as “definitely an eating issue.”

“I think when you have certain people around you that are telling you certain things that you should look a certain way, it makes it harder,. I was in that situation, and I was just running myself into the ground. I honestly think that’s kind of what led to everything happening over the past year was just me thinking I found recovery when I didn’t, and then living this kind of lie and trying to tell the world I was happy with myself when I really wasn’t.”


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I am so proud to call @ddlovato a friend and I’m in awe of her strength and openness on today’s episode of @prettybigdealpod. Her faith, wisdom, and new found awareness has gotten her to a place where she’s comfortable enough to set boundaries or take a pause to heal; which is something we can all learn from. I’m so excited for this next chapter of her career, it’s going to be the best yet because she finally gets to be true to herself ❤️ Thank you Demi for coming on and showing your fans that while pain and recovery aren’t simple, healing and strength are still possible. Audio is live now wherever you listen to podcasts 🔊 and the YouTube version drops today at 3pm! 📺

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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is February 24th to March 1st.

If you are someone you know needs help contact the NEDA Helpline for support, resources and treatment options for yourself or a loved one. (800) 931-2237 or text “NEDA” to 741741 to be connected with a trained volunteer at Crisis Text Line.