Demi Lovato may be only 21, but in some ways it seems she has already had much more life experience for a person her age.
In an interview with Kit Hoover, who spoke to Lovato from the X Factor set, the young star revealed a lot about herself personally as she spoke candidly about her life. She spoke out about her addiction to cocaine and the effect it had on her life:
I’m very, very good at manipulating people and that was something that I did in my disease, I would manipulate everyone around me. There were times I would just continue to lie, so that everything looked OK on the outside.
Demi went on to reveal a lot more shocking information about herself. She even said that she would smuggle cocaine onto flights she took as she couldn’t go more than 30 minutes without a fix:
Something I’ve never talked about before, but with my drug use I could hide it to where I would sneak drugs. I couldn’t go without 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine and I would bring it on airplanes,” she revealed. “I would smuggle it basically and just wait until everyone in first class would go to sleep and I would do it right there. I’d sneak to the bathroom and I’d do it. That’s how difficult it got and that was even with somebody [with me], I had a sober companion, somebody who was watching me 24/7 and living with me [and] I was able to hide it from them as well.
The shock revelations went a step further when Demi Lovato admitted to Kit that she used to fill a Sprite bottle with vodka at 9 am:
I was going to the airport and I had a Sprite bottle just filled with vodka and it was just nine in the morning and I was throwing up in the car and this was just to get on a plane to go back to LA to the sober living house that I was staying at…I had all the help in the world, but I didn’t want it. When I hit that moment I was like, it’s no longer fun when you’re doing it alone. I’ve really never talked about this stuff before… I don’t know if I should be sharing this.
As far as most people are concerned, it’s very brave of the young star to reveal all of this personal information. The question is, does Demi Lovato realize what effect her disclosures may have when less than scrupulous media outlets put their spin on her comments?
Only time will tell.