So heartbreaking. Demi Lovato opened up in a new interview about her time in rehab and revealed that he knew she needed to seek help when she wasn’t allowed to see her younger half-sister, Madison De La Garza. The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer made the admission on a recent episode of The Jonathan Ross Show.
“There were a few [interventions], but the final one, everyone was like, ‘We are no longer going to leave, we aren't leaving,’” Demi, 25, explained. “That was the moment when I thought, ‘OK, I really need to get help and get sober.’”
She added, “I knew that I had a lot of life ahead of me, but one of the main reasons of getting sober was so that I could be around my little sister because my mom and dad [said I couldn’t be around her] if I was doing stuff.” Learn more in the video below!
Back in March, Demi took to Instagram to celebrate five years of being sober. "So grateful. It's been quite the journey," the Disney Channel alum wrote at the time. "So many ups and downs. So many times I wanted to relapse but sat on my hands and begged God to relieve the obsession.”
She continued, "I'm so proud of myself, but I couldn't have done it without my higher power (God), my family, friends, and everyone else who supported me. Feeling humbled and joyful today. Thank you guys for sticking by my side and believing in me."
As previously reported, Demi entered rehab at the age of 18 for depression and substance abuse issues. In addition, the former child star also suffered from bulimia and self-harm, which she also addressed during treatment. In a 2016 interview with Glamour, she revealed how hard it was to finally kick her destructive lifestyle.
"Getting sober was difficult," Demi told the magazine. "I went into rehab, I came out, and I didn’t stay sober. I still had issues occasionally. Now some days it’s difficult; some days it's easy. But I like to focus on what I’m doing now, which is giving back. I’ve done interventions with people I’ve been close to…Now there’s not a void anymore. The void is filled by me taking care of myself.”