It shocked the world of showbiz when she was forced into rehab due to her personal issues last year. And now new X Factor judge Demi Lovato has confessed fighting her demons is a ‘daily battle.’ The teenage star, who underwent therapy for anorexia, bulimia and a cutting disorder, said every day presents a challenge and that she often has to ask for help.
She told Cosmopolitan: ‘It’s a daily thing; you don’t get time off from it.
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‘And if I feel myself slipping back into old patterns, I have to ask others for help, which is hard for me to learn, because I really like doing everything on my own.’
The 19-year-old former Disney favourite was admitted to a rehabilitation centre last year for bulimia and self harming.
She has also confessed to using cocaine to help her cope with the loneliness after coming off stage.
Lovato went into rehab after attacking a back up dancer on a Jonas Brothers tour she believed had tipped off organizers about her personal issues.
The singer said it was a relief when herself harming became public knowledge, as it led to her being diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
She said: ‘I felt relieved when I found out. Like I’m not completely crazy; there’s a medical reason for all of it.’
Demi also revealed she wants to follow in the footsteps of her fellow judge Britney Spears, and wants to be settled down with a family before she is 30.
She said: ‘I want to be married with kids in 10 years.’
Until then, Lovato is keeping an open mind on the men she dates until she finds Mr. Right.
‘I don’t have many deal breakers. I’ve done so much in my life, it doesn’t feel right to judge other people.
‘Oh, I know one quality I won’t tolerate. I would never be with a guy who is controlling.’