Demi Lovato talks about Cocaine use and Eating Disorders in latest interview
Demi Lovato didn’t hold anything back in a recent interview. The young-starlet has been fairly open about her problems in the past, her actions did landed her in rehab three years ago, but the extent of her issues and how long she’s been dealing with them, might come as a surprise to many people.
The rising singer, and former Disney-star turned living success-story, revealed a haunting past and several lows along the way to the top. She spoke about her mother, Dianna, whom she had to lie to in order to conceal her problems. “I think for a long time I was in denial,” Dianna said while reflecting on the subject.
This was all in an interview with Access Hollywood, Lovato spoke about her cocaine problem, “I couldn’t go 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine and I would bring it on airplanes,” the 21-year-old confessed. “I had a sober companion, somebody who was watching me 24/7, living with me. I was able to hide it from them was well,” she said.
As for how extensive it became Lovato said, “I would smuggle it basically, and just wait until everyone in first class would go to sleep, and I would do it right there,” she said. “I’d sneak to the bathroom and I’d do it.”
Some of the problems began at a much younger age, for Lovato eating disorders started to take control as early as 8. “I started overeating, compulsively overeating,” Lovato admitted. “I would bake cookies and then eat the whole pan ? It was just this crazy battle going on inside me. It got really difficult. I would throw up and it would just be blood and it was something that I realized if I don’t stop this, I am going to die.”
At 19 most kids are heading off to college, where light night parties and study-groups take up most of their time, for Lovato she was jet-setting around the world and feeling terrible. “I was going to the airport and I had a Sprite bottle just filled with vodka and it was just nine in the morning and I was throwing up in the car.”
It was moments like this that Lovato knew she had to pull herself together she said, “I had a moment where I was like, ‘Oh, my God ? that is alcoholic behavior.’ [It’s] no longer, ‘I’m young and rebellious and having fun.’ It was, ‘Wow, I’m one of those people ? I gotta get my s— together.'”