Demi Lovato’s shocking drug overdose comes just a month after she publicly admitted she had fallen off the wagon. It’s just the latest time her personal demons and addictions have manifested themselves. The 25-year-old has battled drug dependencies, eating disorders, and even admits to cutting herself as a child. Click through this RadarOnline.com gallery to learn more about Lovato’s tortured and troubled past.
Just a few days ago, Lovato was seen in a hip Hollywood nightclub in the early morning hours with rapper G-Eazy. Fears quickly spread about the singer/actress’ sobriety.
Earlier this month, Lovato began cutting ties with longtime friends and business partners, including her manager, and severed her close relationship with her rehab business partner, CAST Recovery Center founder, Mike Bayer.
“Demi has gone off the rails,” a source close to the star told Radar. “She’s completely dropped her family members, friends and everyone in the sober community.”
It’s not the first time Lovato has displayed troubling behavior. The former Disney Channel star has not been shy about admitting her battle with her self-image, revealing that she began overeating when she was just eight-years-old and cutting herself when she was 11.
“It was a way of expressing my own shame, of myself, on my own body,” Lovato confessed in 2011. “I was matching the inside to the outside.”
Lovato spent three months in rehab that year, for “emotional and physical issues,” and became very outspoken on issues she dealt with like bullying, bulimia, cutting and the effect it has on young girls. Sadly, however, Lovato would suffer relapses.
“I cannot tell you that I have not cut myself since treatment,” she admitted in 2012. “I’m not perfect. This is a daily battle that I will face for the rest of my life.”
Four years later, the former X-Factor judge found herself in rehab for a second time, after a family intervention. It seemed her family’s concern had pushed her over the edge in the addiction battle. We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for RadarOnline.com? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at (866) ON-RADAR (667-2327) any time, day or night.