Ben Patton Staff Writer
In the midst of all of her career successes, Demi Lovato has been no stranger to her fair share of inner-demons. The star went through a very public battle with substance abuse, as well as emotional and physical issues that landed her in rehab back in 2011.
Demi recently made a statement regarding the death of Glee star, Cory Monteith in regards to his own battle with addictions that resulted in a lethal mix of drugs and alcohol that ended his life last week.
"All it takes is one moment of vulnerability to get slipped into your addiction," she told People Wednesday. “He didn’t choose to die. It was the disease. It can creep up on you at any moment. It only takes one moment of relapse to potentially die. It’s really scary, but I’m really hoping that from this, people are able to see this is a very, very, very dangerous disease."
Lovato says being a celebrity can be difficult with people constantly vying for your attention and offering you incentives to show up at parties or promote their business, “Promoters gave me drugs and alcohol in restaurants or clubs. They wanted me to come back so I would be seen there … Being a celebrity can be dangerous. Nobody says ‘no’ and that’s why so many end up overdosing and dying. It could definitely have happened to me.”
Though the young star has had her battles, she has learned how to keep her distance and protect herself from situations that could rekindle old habits, “They can turn 21 and have their turn-21st-birthday,” she says. “I don’t think that I – I just don’t put myself in those situations where I’m going to be at those 21st birthdays. I don’t go to clubs. I just know it’s something I can’t do without being triggered. And that’s okay.”
Lovato says her heart is “really, really broken” for Lea Michelle and is sending lots of love and prayers to the actress.