Last night Demi Lovato got super candid in a documentary for MTV called “Stay Strong.”
Demi had a very public battle with eating disorders and self harm and did a very rare thing for a celebrity, she invited cameras into her life to document and rehash the tumultuous period last year when she visited rehab.
The documentary was filmed recently since Demi has been out of treatment, but in the documentary she visits her old treatment center Timberline Knolls in Chicago for the first time since being released.
Demi was in rehab from October 2010 to January 2011, and says, “I know that some girl out there needed to hear this story tonight.”
“I didn’t think that I had a problem, I knew that I had lost weight and I knew what I was doing was wrong,” says Lovato, “But I could never admit that I had a problem, because I didn’t think it was bad enough.”
When Demi visited her old treatment center she gave a very emotional performance of “Skyscraper” to all the individuals who were still seeking help at Timberline Knolls.
“I don’t think I’m fixed,” Demi says in the doc, “People think you’re a car, like a body shop. You go in, they fix you and you’re out and you’re brand new. It doesn’t work like that. It takes constant fixing.”
In honor of being out of treatment for over a year, Demi got two tattoos of the words “Stay Strong” on her wrists which she says was to cover up her old scars but mostly as a reminder to well, stay strong.
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