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.