New excerpts from Demi Lovato‘s Seventeen interview. On punching Alex Welch: ‘Lashing out was my cry for help. Wow, who was I to do that? I’m very ashamed. I wasn’t in the right state of mind at all. Basically had a nervous breakdown. I was really bad off. My parents and my manager pulled me aside and said,
‘You need to get some help.’ It was an intervention. I wanted freedom from the inner demons. I wanted to start my life over.’ And possibly a reference to failed romance with Joe Jonas, Demi said she didn’t feel she deserved ‘to be loved by someone. I would tell myself ‘You aren’t worthy enough.. There were times when I thought, I don’t know if I actually want help because my eating disorders..
..are my best friend. Looking back on it, I just want to cradle my old self up and hold her and tell her that it doesn’t have to be this way. One of the reasons I was so unhappy for years was because I never embraced my emotions and I was trying to stay in control. In treatment, all of the negative things I did were stripped away and I had to start processing my feelings.’