Demi Lovato enters rehab for ’emotional and physical issues’

Disney sensation Demi Lovato, who has a history of eating disorders and cutting, has pulled out of an international tour with the Jonas Brothers to seek treatment at a rehab facility.

Lovato is getting “medical treatment for emotional and physical issues she has dealt with for some time,” the 18-year-old singer’s rep said  in a statement.
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The young star, who hit it big as the star of the Disney Channel TV movie Camp Rock, broke young girls’ hearts around the world when she shared a passionate screen kiss with Joe Jonas. The pair dated in real life, but the relationship came to an end earlier this year when Jonas chose to call it quits on the brief romance. Did the break-up contribute to what insiders are calling Lovato’s emotional breakdown?

Demi was only sixteen when she achieved celebrity status, and as we have seen with the public meltdowns of high profile stars such as Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears, being under the limelight and constant scrutiny of the media can take its toll.

Eating disorders and self-mutilation are often used to help the individual cope with, block out, and release troubling feelings and emotions. Drink and drug problems often also come into play.

Let’s hope Demi receives the treatment she needs to get back on track. As her personal rep said:”Demi has decided to take personal responsibility for her actions and seek help. She is doing just that.”

Read more about the eating disorders bulimia and anorexia nervosa.

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