Demi Lovato Admits She Still Struggles With Eating Disorders

February 19, 2020
 Demi Lovato performs in February of 2018

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Demi Lovato reveals in a new interview on Ashley Graham's podcast that she now realizes she was fooling herself when she believed she was over her eating-disorder issues. "I thought the past few years was recovering from an eating disorder when it actually was just completely falling into it," the 27-year-old singer-actress explains. "Maybe my symptoms weren't as obvious as before, but it was definitely an eating issue." She adds that not being honest about those problems was a factor in her near-fatal drug overdose in 2019. "I honestly think that's what led to everything happening over the past year: Me thinking I found recovery when I didn't and then living this lie and trying to tell the world I was happy with myself when I really wasn't," she says. "I'm tired of running myself into the ground with workouts and extreme dieting." Graham shared a clip of Lovato's podcast appearance Tuesday on Instagram, writing in a caption, "I am so proud to call Demi Lovato a friend and I’m in awe of her strength and openness...Thank you Demi for coming on and showing your fans that while pain and recovery aren’t simple, healing and strength are still possible."

I am so proud to call @ddlovato a friend and I’m in awe of her strength and openness on today’s episode of @prettybigdealpod. Her faith, wisdom, and new found awareness has gotten her to a place where she’s comfortable enough to set boundaries or take a pause to heal; which is something we can all learn from. I’m so excited for this next chapter of her career, it’s going to be the best yet because she finally gets to be true to herself ❤️ Thank you Demi for coming on and showing your fans that while pain and recovery aren’t simple, healing and strength are still possible. Audio is live now wherever you listen to podcasts -- and the YouTube version drops today at 3pm! --

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