Demi Lovato: Celebrities Should Talk About Their Body Issues
Ever since she completed in-patient treatment for her eating disorders, Demi Lovato has been pretty brave about discussing her internal demons in public. In the new issue of Cosmopolitan's British "On Campus" edition, she says she's motivated to share because she might not have taken her own anorexia and bulimia as far as she did if body issues were being discussed more openly in Hollywood at the time.
"I was about 12 or 13 when I developed my eating disorder, and at that time nobody in the public eye talked about their body issues," she says. "I feel that if someone had admitted they had a problem, then I wouldn't have gone down that route myself. That's my goal in talking about my problems. I want to be the person for other girls that I needed to admire when I was looking for help and strength. It's OK to love your body the way it is and it's okay to reach out for help if you have drug and alcohol problems, or if you're self-harming or being bullied." (Celebitchy)