Demi Lovato featured on MTV’s ‘This Is How I Made It,’ airing Saturday at noon.
‘I’ve learned so much about myself since my experience in rehab. I had to learn that if I do want to live this healthy lifestyle, I have to work for it just as hard, if not harder, than my career.
I had to take a break for a while and figure out what I was gonna do with my life. I was really contemplating like, ‘Do I really want to go back into the spotlight?’ I even quit my TV show because I knew that going back on camera would be way too much pressure for someone that’s trying to get over serious body-image issues. It was a decision that was so hard to make but I still put my recovery first.
I’ve had the most incredible year this year. It was really kind of crazy ’cause at the beginning of the year, I was a little frustrated. I was like, ‘You know, I’ve worked really hard and I want to be at a different level.’
Shortly after her MTV documentary ‘Stay Strong’, Demi: ‘About 10 days later, I got the phone call that asked me if I would be interested in being a judge on the ‘X Factor.’ It’s totally God telling me, ‘It’s time,’ and I really need to stay healthy and focused.
I worked really hard and took advantage of every opportunity that I had.. I’ve never in a hundred million zillion years thought that I would be able to sit here and tell you all this happened within the past 8 months.
My fans have been a huge inspiration to me and the support that they’ve given me has helped me through this entire experience of trying to become healthy and succeed at the same time. Knowing that I have an army of millions of people behind me is pretty incredible. It’s a really amazing feeling like the hard work has finally paid off and I’m so thankful and grateful for it.’