Demi Lovato recently had an interview with Ellen DeGeneres. Lovato decided to open up about being a role model for teens going through the same things she did. The interview is set to air on September 20th, which is the same day Demi’s album “Unbroken” will be available in stores and online.
Here is a piece of what Demi revelead during the interview:
One of the reasons why I became so outspoken when I decided to come out of treatment and talk about my issues was because when I grew up I was dealing with the pressures to be thin. It was the time in the tabloids when very, very skinny girls were on the cover of every magazine and that’s what I was looking up to. That’s what I had to idolize. I don¹t want that for young girls to idolize. It’s very unhealthy. There was nobody out there for me to look at and say, maybe this is unhealthy. Maybe starving myself isn’t the answer. So I want to be that for a 13-year-old girl at home deciding whether or not to eat dinner, or an 18-year-old deciding whether or not to keep her breakfast down. There needs to be a role model out there, and for the first time in my life, I actually feel like one. I went from being at the highlight of my career. So many things were going great in my life and then all of the sudden my personal life just went down at crazy speeds. I had a negative breakdown and it changed my life forever, but I’m glad that it did, because if I had never gone into the treatment…I don’t know if, one, I’d even be sitting here today. Two, if I’d be alive today.