Demi Lovato has already revealed that she used to cut herself, before she sought help. Now, in an interview with Self magazine, she details the problems she was dealing with that led her to seek treatment for “emotional and physical” issues in 2010.
Lovato says she would cut herself because, "There were times I felt so anxious, almost like I was crawling out of my skin -- that if I didn’t do something physical to match the way I felt inside, I would explode,"
The 19-year-old former Disney star and current X Factor judge says she's been keeping her health in check lately. "I make time for myself and meditate," she tells Self. "I've spent the past two years getting over an eating disorder and issues like self-harming and bipolar disorder. I have to work on this stuff every day. I'm reminded of that whenever I eat or feel down."
Lovato’s other concession to a more healthy lifestyle is ditching her cell phone, which she says she hasn't used for three months.
The second season of The X Factor, featuring Demi and Britney Spears as new judges, debuts Wednesday, September 12 on Fox.
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