Demi Lovato Checks Into Rehab


Another day, another celeb checks into rehab … but the latest celeb to do so is a bit of a surprise. Demi Lovato, the cute little Disney star who rose to fame in the wake of Miley Cyrus’s success on Hannah Montana, has abruptly quit her international concert tour with The Jonas Brothers to check herself into rehab for physical and emotional issues. According to TMZ, Demi is not seeking help for substance abuse … she merely felt the need to get help after she was involved in a “physical altercation” with a female member of her tour:

Disney star Demi Lovato has bailed on an international concert tour with the Jonas Brothers — and has checked into a treatment center to seek help for “emotional and physical issues” … TMZ has confirmed through the singer’s rep. n a statement to TMZ, the 18-year-old singer’s rep says, “Demi Lovato left her tour early this weekend in order to seek medical treatment for emotional and physical issues she has dealt with for some time.” We’re told Demi is not seeking treatment for drug use. The statement continues, “Demi has decided to take personal responsibility for her actions and seek help. She is doing just that.” The rep concludes, “[Demi] regrets not being able to finish her tour, but is looking forward to getting back to work in the near future.” Sources close to Lovato tell us the singer was in a physical altercation with a female member of her tour recently … which was a “catalyst” in her decision to seek professional help.

It sounds to me like Demi might have some serious emotional issues to deal with … which is kinda scary when you consider how young she is (the girl just turned 18 back in August). People magazine are quoting a source “close to Lovato’s family” who said:

“She was bullied in school. She fought through eating disorders and has struggled with cutting. … Demi is taking control by getting help.”

So maybe Demi and her female tourmate were engaging in some sort of self-harming behavior? Or maybe it was a physical fight? So sad! Whatever went down between Demi and the other girl, it must’ve been very serious … for an international star to voluntarily check herself into rehab and then tell the world about it, whatever went down had to have been pretty significant. I’m actually more surprised that this rehab story involves Demi Lovato at all. If you were to ask me which of these 3 young Disney pop stars would be the one to go to rehab out of Miley Cyrus, Selina Gomez and Demi Lovato … well, let me just say Demi’s name would not be the name I’d pick. Here’s hoping the girl gets the help that she needs.


  • Jordan

    This is so random! Eonline and People are saying that she has had problems with eating disorders and cutting in the past, which shocked me. So naturally I googled “Demi Lovato cutting”, haha, and found a ton of pictures that look like she has done some damage to her wrists. Scary stuff! I hope she gets better soon!

    • @Jordan — Oh yeah, I remember hearing about that, too. She gave an interview here on local LA TV and she had marks on her legs that looked like cutting marks. Poor girl, she seems so sweet … but fame at a young age can be tough.

  • Emma

    According to the Associated Press, she checked in to deal with issues pertaining to eating disorders and cutting. :(

  • Erin

    That is sad. I hope she gets the help she needs!

  • Mr,.Gyllenhaal

    Wow…you never really think about the amount of stress these kids are under until you hear about this kind of incident. I hope she gets back on her feet soon because she is a cutie.

  • Margie

    I’m saddened to hear about this but yet I’m optimistic that she will get through this. I applaud her for recognizing she needed help. So many people are in denial for so long. Get well soon, Demi!

  • nicole

    its no secret she use to cut..the pictures were out of her wrist a year or so ago…im glad she finally realized she needs help.
    i wish her nothingbut the best.

  • bob

    This is so sad.
    I heard the girl she fought with is Ashley Greene. Ashley flew to South America for a couple shows. Eep!

  • Ama

    To be honest, this news is not surprising nor shocking. Ive noticed a big change in her behavior from when she first got recognized to now. She has seem to become very mentally and emotionally unstable. I remember awhile ago when she tweeted that she was going to kill herself because she was having trouble with her boyfriend. Its really sad and hopefully she gets better.

    I honestly thought it would be Miley to go to rehab first, then maybe Demi.

  • Kammie

    Ugh, my baby sister used to cut herself, it took her years to finally open up to us and get the help she needed. It takes some serious emotional distress to resort to hurting yourself like that. I’m glad Demi is taking a step to get better, out of the three of them, she’s the only one that doesn’t annoy the hell out of me.

  • krissy

    Just because someone seeks help doesn’t mean they are “unstable”. It takes a very mature person to realize that they need help and can’t do it on their own. I wish her all the best. I think going to rehab before you have a meltdown or get into substances is the best thing. It gives me great hope that she is doing it right now.

  • Sylvie

    wow this is so sad! I honestly can’t stand any of those Disney stars but Demi Lovato always seemed to me like the only one who had any actual talent. She always seemed genuine and she isn’t annoyingly overplayed on tv/radio and I actually liked her. I’m so sad to hear this news and I truly, truly hope she gets better. :(

  • Gaby

    This was so random, I just couldn’t believe what I was hearing when it was announced on MTV today. I love Demi Lavato and I hope she gets better! I hope she works her issues out, cause despite her issues she was to me a good role model.

  • babybunny

    Self harm can happen at any age. Opening up about it and getting help is great to see. I hope her family and friends are there to help and support her. It’s so depressing to open up to someone about it and them not care.

  • Claire

    Demi seeking help makes me very hopeful for her. I have complete faith in her. I think she will come out of this happier, stronger and healthier. She is such a talented young lady.

  • Amanda J

    I hope everything gets better for Demi! She seems like a nice girl, and I’m glad she has taken steps toward help! <3 you, Demi!

  • Doug

    Why would you list Selena Gomez? She’s one of the nicest, most well-adjusted celebrities out there.

    • @Doug — I listed her because she is in the same crop of young Disney actresses, not because she’s got problems.

  • Val 2.0

    The Disney Machine really churns out some broken people.

  • Yepyep

    This girl was all over Disney channel this last year, I actually did get pretty sick of hearing about her constantly. Jonas girlfriend! Camp Rock! Sonny with a Chance! Sicky Vicky!

    But I do remember hearing something about how her and one of those Jonas guys broke up right before the whole tour started but she had to stick it out and work with him anyways. That would probably stress someone out. And if she has already tweeted about wanting to kill herself over a relationship, maybe it sent her over the edge and she lashed out at some girl.

    And to be honest, someone with a history of cutting and eating disorders would be my FIRST choice of rehab candidates over one girl who simply dresses and acts slutty and another girl who’s personal life you just never hear anything about. Sorry, but no surprise there. Poor thing though and good for her for getting help, I wish her an enlightening recovery.

  • sasha

    omg i was so shocked when i heard that she checked in rehab omg dude i love i loved her since her thing in camp rock im so shocked well demi i hope you feel better and

    I LOVE YOU DEMIi !!!!!!!!! wish you well

  • CelebObsessed

    Do y’all seriously believe all the rumors about Demi doing coke and stuff? It’s just so hard to believe such allegations especially when I see pics like these!