Demi candidly reflected on the dark phase of her life and said, “My core issues are abandonment as a child from my birth father. He was an addict, alcoholic. We had to leave him and I had vivid memories of him leaving. It played on that fear and I felt abandoned so I drank. That night I went to a party, there was other stuff there and it was only three months before I ended up in the hospital with an overdose.”
The 27-year old singer then shared about her struggle with an eating disorder.
Demi shared, “I got the help I needed at the time and I took a ‘one size fits all’ approach and that was just sobriety. So my whole team took that approach and we did it and it worked for a long time but I realized over time, as things with the eating disorder were getting bad, over the years it got worse and worse. People would check that my bank statement was full of orders from Starbucks.”
She further added that it led her to being really, really unhappy. Her bulimia got really bad and she asked for help but didn’t get any. She was stuck in this unhappy position, she was six years sober, but she felt miserable. She felt like she was more miserable than she was while her drinking phase.
Demi then recalled how she reached out to her team and it left her stunned when all of them branded her as “selfish”, and that triggered her issues of “abandonment.”
After sharing all her struggles the young singer gave the message of self-love. She said, “You’re 10 on 10 and don’t forget it. As long as you take responsibility, you can move past it and learn to love yourself the way that you deserve to be loved.”