Demi Lovato, Disney star, has entered a rehab center to deal with “emotional and physical issues” according to TMZ. Eighteen year old Demi had been touring with her band when she left for the facility. Many theories and rumors exist on the exact nature of the treatment she is seeking at rehab. No additional information from Lovato’s representatives or Disney about her decision to enter rehab have been released.
With both a Disney channel show and movie series, Sonny with a Chance and Camp Rock, Demi Lovato, was enjoying a very successful acting career. Add to that a blossoming musical career beyond Disney. From outside appearances, she had it all. So, when it was announced that she was seeking treatment in a rehab center, her fans were shocked. The rumors for her motivation to put herself in rehab, as reported by TMZ, include cutting, past bullying, an eating disorder, and problems with ex-Joe Jonas’s new girlfriend Ashley Greene.
Disney stars experiencing issues when transitioning from child to adult performer is not a new phenomenom. Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan, both past Disney performers, have had many issues in recent years. Spears appeared to suffer from a mental breakdown which culminated in the shaving of her head. A recent appearance on Glee suggests Britney is recovering. Lohan is currently in rehab for her problems with substance abuse, and has had many run-ins with the law. Her career has stalled.
This situation feels different from both Britney and Lindsay’s predicaments. Both women were in the tabloids prior to entering rehab for their wild behavior. Demi, on the other hand, had not been portrayed as a troubled star prior to her rehab announcement. She may be taking proactive steps to prevent the downward spiral experienced by the former Disney starlets . Another possibility, however, is that the young actress and singer may have just been better at keeping her issues a secret.
One thing is for certain, Demi Lovato is very talented. She also has many devoted fans concerned about her well-being. I am not sure of the reason behind her trip to rehab, but I hope, for whatever the reason she is there, Demi gets the help she needs.
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