Demi Lovato is talking about her time as a drug addict, and what a mess her life really was back then.
The 21-year-old former Disney star is confessing that she couldn’t go more than 30 minutes without cocaine, and that, at times, she took the drug on an airplane.
Speaking to Access Hollywood, the pop singer says her fans would be shocked to find out some of the things she did during the time she abused drugs and alcohol.
“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. 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.”
In 2010, at the age of 18, Demi Lovato quit her tour with the Jonas Brothers to enter rehab for emotional and physical issues, but admits she had a hard time asking for help.
“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.”
At age 19, things were going downhill fast for Demi Lovato, as she found herself drinking a bottle of Sprite filled with Vodka at 9 am and throwing up in the car on her way to the airport to return to the Los Angeles sober house she was living in.
Speaking on the set of the reality TV talent competition show X Factor, Demi Lovato says:
“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.”
It was then that Demi Lovato reached a point where she decided to turn her life around. She adds:
“I think at 19 years old, I had a moment where I was like, ‘Oh my God (…) that is alcoholic behavior. (It’s) no longer, I’m young and rebellious and out having fun, it was, wow, I’m one of those people (…) I gotta get my s*** together.'”
Demi Lovato has also admitted to being bipolar, and that she struggles with an eating disorder. Her mother, Dianna, who was there for the interview, blames her daughter’s problems on her own issues, including a “terrible eating disorder” and severe depression.
After seeking help, the mother/daughter duo is still together and Demi Lovato’s mom couldn’t be more proud of how far her daughter has come.
Now sober, Demi Lovato has put her life back together and is happier than ever doing what she loves. She is planning a tell-all book for sometime next year.