Demi ‘I Would Snort Cocaine On Planes’


Demi Lovato is speaking out about her past drug use in a very candid new interview with Access Hollywood: ‘With my drug use, I could hide it to where I could sneak drugs, I couldn’t go 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine. And I would bring it on airplanes. I would smuggle it basically and wait until everyone in first class would go to sleep and I would do it right there. Or I would sneak to the bathroom

Uhh that’s how difficult it got. And that was even with somebody like a sober companion, someone who was with me 24/7, living with me and I was even able to hide it from them as well. ” Her mom also revealed she went to treatment for severe depression and living with an eating disorder,

And that’s where Demi learned about it. Thank God she got help.. :( Full interview is tonight! Demi said ‘I don’t even remember when Joe, Miley & I smoked weed together!’ More quote excerpts under!

“I’m very, very good at manipulating people and that was something that I did in my disease, I would manipulate everyone around me. There were times I would just continue to lie, so that everything looked OK on the outside,” she told Kit. In fact, Demi said she went to great lengths when it came to ensuring she could use drugs wherever she was. “Something I’ve never talked about before, but with my drug use I could hide it to where I would sneak drugs. I couldn’t go without 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine and I would bring it on airplanes,” she revealed.

“I would smuggle it basically and just wait until everyone in first class would go to sleep and I would do it right there. I’d sneak to the bathroom and I’d do it. That’s how difficult it got and that was even with somebody [with me], I had a sober companion, somebody who was watching me 24/7 and living with me [and] I was able to hide it from them as well.” Demi’s rock bottom – at just 19 years old – was found at the bottom of a soda bottle.

I was going to the airport and I had a Sprite bottle just filled with vodka and it was just nine in the morning and I was throwing up in the car and this was just to get on a plane to go back to LA to the sober living house that I was staying at…I had all the help in the world, but I didn’t want it,” she said looking back. “When I hit that moment I was like, it’s no longer fun when you’re doing it alone. I’ve really never talked about this stuff before.. I don’t know if I should be sharing this. I think at 19 years old, I had a moment where I was like, ‘Oh my God… that is alcoholic behavior. [It’s] no longer, I’m young and rebellious and out having fun, it was, wow, I’m one of those people…I gotta get my s*** together,’” she explained.

Demi’s mom, Dianna, also sat down with Kit for the interview, where she recounted dealing with her daughter’s addiction battles. “I suspected [she was using drugs]. It’s like any other parent, when you see things, when you see signs you don’t want to believe that’s what actually going on. So when they’re telling you that’s not what is going on… you want too badly to believe them and I think for a long time I was in denial,” she told Kit. “I didn’t know. I didn’t actually see her, so when she said, ‘Oh no, There’s nothing going on. I’m not using, I’m not drinking, I wasn’t doing any of these things,’ Why was I not to believe her?” Dianna continued. Demi also opened up about her eating disorder, telling Kit it began well before her teen years.

“It was always there, but then I just acted on it at around 8 or 9 years old. I started overeating, compulsively overeating. I would bake cookies and then eat the whole pan. I went from doing that to being unhappy with my body. I went to just completely starving myself and that turned into throwing up and starving myself and it was just this crazy battle going on inside of me,” she said looking back. “It got really difficult [and] I would throw up and it would just be blood and it was something that I realized if I don’t stop this, I am going to die.”

Following Demi’s 2010 inpatient rehab stint, the young star left with a greater understanding of the challenges her mom was also facing. “I had issues I needed to work on as well because I wasn’t setting a good example for her,” Dianna revealed to Kit. “I had a terrible eating disorder that I had for many, many years and I didn’t realize it and I had to face up to the fact that I was suffering as well. And a lot of what [Demi] went through with an eating disorder had to do with what she had seen growing up and I also had severe depression and I ended up asking for help actually they did an intervention with me and said, ‘Mom, you need to get help.’

After both Demi and her mother sought help, they grew closer and stronger as a family. “The issue I had was definitely a mental health issue and I also had to get help for my struggles as well as she did and then once I did, we became closer as mother and daughter, [and] we also became well as a family,” Dianna said. “I’m so… proud of her it makes me so happy,” Demi said of her mother. “I love her so much.”

  • Cici

    Wow.

  • anon

    Expose the size of Joe’s penis

  • ashleyofcourse

    da fuhhhhhhh???
    damn didnt think it was that serious.
    glad she got better and rose above

  • lolumadthohuh

    she’s still in recovery and relapses too though so hopefully she’ll be able to pull through..

  • Cici

    Im just thinking back to Sonny with a chance, and camp rock, and when I saw her on tour back in 09 I think…whatttt?

    • lolumadthohuh

      yuuuppp…

    • FlawlesslikeSG

      SAME. I saw her live in 09 too for her tour, + I bought her first two albums when they came out. I was such a fan of hers…To think I wanted to be just like her! I cant believe how she was behind closed doors back then..

      • Cici

        When I saw her on tour, she was stumbling a lot. she was having a really hard time with her voice & kept leaving the stage. She even came back crying a few times. But I didn’t think anything of it because she was talking to us like everything was going great…I guess that’s how manipulative she was :/ I was always so in love with her music & her voice, so I am so glad she was able to save herself.

  • Sandy McFarlane

    damn I never would have thought it was THAT serious……
    I’m glad that she overcame her addiction, she looks healthy now.

    • in jesus name i pray amen

      Literally my exact thoughts… I knew it was bad — but I didn’t know she couldnt go 30 minutes to an HOUR without it. like holy fucking shit :'( poor bb.

    • anonymous

      i’m betting she’s still got serious issues now. they don’t just go away after a couple of years

  • Cici

    She did have a different vibe to her back then…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7USSCzgioI

    • Cici
      • LikeICare

        omg this is so creepy

      • omg

        OMG she was skinny as hell compared to now, which only shows her eating disorders were on act. Obviously she has a tendency to be chubby, so being that skinny was not natural to her body. She was def starving herself, poor dems :/

        • Cici

          In all honesty, she did look really good being that thin, but since it wasn’t healthy it makes it scary. I’m just glad she is in a better place…I pray for no relapses.

  • cerenagee

    Wow that’s so insane. I’m glad she got help damn

  • Mary Brian

    I can’t believe that this was that bad all the time… I think she may be talking about the worst moment of her addiction, but damn… if this would be this way all the time, she is too lucky to be alive today…

  • Marina And My Diamonds

    Same thoughts and expressions as everyone else. Just wow.

  • Alii

    I want to find whoever introduced her to drugs and punch them in the throat.

    • anonymous

      miley. please, go ahead

      • kdelly

        it definitely wasn’t miley….

        • anon

          it was chloe bridges. have fun :)

    • heyy

      I don’t think people should take that so much into account. Whoever it was, if it wasn’t that person, Demi would probably get into drugs either way. She had a problem and we can’t put the fault on someone specifically. Specially when it comes to Hollywood, where SO MANY people offer drugs even for free to artists. They have really easy access to it, more than normal people. Like Demi said, producers and promoters offered her. It’s like something so common in Hollywood that you can’t know if there was actually just ONE person that introduced her. It was probably also random people at parties.

  • anonymous

    meanwhile Wilmer’s like ‘now it’s my perfect chance!’

    • in jesus name i pray amen

      Honestly, she needs to drop Wilmer. Like he was around her during all that drug phase… If she’s going to ever fully put everything she’s done in the past, she needs to put him in her past as well. I’m sure they did these things together.

      • kdelly

        i honestly think he encourages the drug use….just my own opinion on him but yeah….

        • true

          i agree with all the anon, in jesus’, and kdelly. she needs to let that shit go.

  • in jesus name i pray amen

    I wonder if Joe inspired her to become truly candid and honest. I really love this interview. It makes me so sad, but happy she has overcome so much. This interview was a tear-jerker.
    http://www.betcheslovethis.com/files/uploads/images/crying-celebrity-gifs-lauren-conrad.gif

  • Zaina

    It’s top story on Perez Hilton. I didn’t even know she was a major druggie. On sonny with a chance…she looked so healthy, clean and innocent.

    • dasf

      Acting I guess! Glad she recovered.

      • Zaina

        Yeah, but no matter how good of an actor you appear to be. You can’t something that serious forever.

  • Chelsea

    It makes sooooooo much sense why she kept running off during filming Camp Rock 2 When I was on set she would run off and Big Rob would have to find her (I thought it was bc it was cold as hell) and I remember her on the set triping over Joe’s foot bc she couldn’t walk straight she told people she was tired bc they only got 3hrs of sleep

    • asdfaf

      Storytime? Were you a dancer?

      • Chelsea

        An extra I just sat in the front row all night long for days

      • Chelsea

        There was only like 10 extras that saw her trip on Joe’s foot because only some people where asked to be there that night

  • Laura

    So Blindgossip was right about her after all.

  • Roma

    My poor Demi :(

  • live.love.learn.

    She was smuggling cocaine onto airplanes? Uhh that’s pretty intense stuff. Wondering how she pulled it off and never got caught. Where was the TSA omg

    • Cici

      Either swallowing it & throwing it back up orrrrr putting it in like a tampon. Just my thought.

      • hm

        I’ve heard people that died doing that. Like swallowing drugs to throw up, but in this case it was to sell drugs. Either way, it’s dangerous as fuck. She really is lucky to be alive, her problem was maybe at the same extent as Cory’s.

        • Zaina

          Cory’s was all the way back from when he was a teenager though. It grew to be a problem over time for him.

          • Cici

            That probably wouldve been Demi’s same exact outcome :/

          • Zaina

            Yeah, but thank god she is getting better. I still think she has some people that she doesn’t need in her life right now. Wilmer being one of them. In all honesty he is alot older than her . What does he want with basically a twenty one year old. I also think Joe trigged all of her honesty now. I was even suprised at how much she did. Now we know why she always cried during Skyscraper now at least.

          • Zaina

            triggered*

          • Zaina

            Had it not been for that I really don’t think she would have come out this soon about all of this in detail.

    • kdelly

      i’ve seen a lot of celebs bypass security, it happens a lllll the time so thats most likely how

  • soft ghetto

    I really can’t with Demi’s mother, especially after this interview. The fact that she had an eating disorder herself and still put Madison on a tv show that’s based around mocking her characters weight is disgusting and wrong.
    How do you suspect that your child’s on drugs and basically turn a blind eye? It’s so infuriating to me, I’ve been through this shit before to a certain extent and I can owe the fact that I never got this bad to my family for stopping it as soon as they suspected it.

  • JJ456

    “I’m very, very good at manipulating people”- she is and poor Joe saw it first hand yet HE became the bad guy in this story. I think it is time for Demi to clear him, she did so much damage to his career. I’m glad that she is finally honest (just like Joe were in his interview) and is getting the help she needs.

    • heyy

      She really must be, because I remember seeing pictures of her, interviews and performances when she was super skinny and probably with the eating disorder and cutting thing and it never looked like something was going on. She was always smiling, laughing, joking. I could’ve NEVER suspected a thing, but then it came the pictures where people could see the cutting marks… Then it got suspicious.

    • kdelly

      joe isn’t and never will be entirely blameless

      • JJ456

        His biggest mistake was hooking up with her instead of walking away from her and her issues. It damaged his career and he is yet to recover from it. Sadly, Demi used him to play the victim and promote her career at his expense.

        • Mary Brian

          Demi didn’t use anyone to play the victim… What she could do to clear him, she did… Right after came out of rehab she said multiple times that him never had nothing to do with her issues… In a Ryan Secreast interview she even said that he helped her…

          I doubt that Demi’s issues has anything to do with how Joe’s solo album flopped or anything… HWR must be the one to blame…

          Joe’s “bad guy” image only exists in “lovatics world”

  • Stephanie

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7puZmpOvt8 Demi was high in this interview

    • soft ghetto

      it’s obvious they puff puff passed before this iconic interview.

    • Chelsea

      Nick looks as high as demi…..hmmmmmm

    • amy

      They are all so high…

  • Emmy

    Wow, I’ve said for years that Demi was on cocaine and her fans would come and attack me on this site. It’s blatantly obvious and everyone new. Blind Gossip was right on about this and nobody wanted to believe them. Apparently, she still struggles with it. It’s quite sad. Don’t begin to mention Miley, because she clearly has herself together.

    • Zaina

      No she doesn’t.

      • :)

        Yes she does.

      • Emmy

        She certainly does. If you believe otherwise, you are very foolish. Her work ethic has been consistently praised. If she had any slip ups, we would know about it the second it happened.

        • anonymous

          you are crazy if you think miley is ‘together’

      • RedneckAtHeart

        Yes she does. In the interview she admitted that she was still using while she was living in the sober house and working with the sober coach. She hasn’t been out of the sober house that long, a few months tops. She is still in the danger zone of relapsing if she isn’t still using.

      • anon

        Liam is the reason for Miley’s craziness. He never loved her and she was head over heels for that Aussie dick. he just dated her for publicity and now is making a move on Jlaw. But who can blame him? Even Joe Jonas has a crush on jennifer lawrence.

    • Zaina

      No, I was talking about Miley/

      • Emmy

        I was referring to Miley having her act together.

        • Zaina

          How in the world does Miley have it together?

  • anon

    still uses her problems to gain popularity. her career is a fuckin pitty party. before joe’s article she avoided the drug issue now she is all about it. she is so pathetic. she needs to disappear

    • DONTGIRL

      Shut up. Demi talks about it because she knows it can influence and help other people to seek for help. I hate people that criticize her for doing that. How do you ppl think taboos were broken? There’s a celeb in my country that finally shared her story (she was raped when she was a child) and people started to call her an attention-whore. When celebs do that it’s great because they’re influential people. After that celeb shared her story, many girls started to denounce that they were raped, when before girls who were raped were ashamed of talking about that, because that’s a taboo. Demi is being open and honest, which is great. At least she doesn’t pretend she is a perfect little angel with no flaws. Believe me, it’d have been MUCH worse if she had hided, because eventually people would find out and call her a fake girl.
      Sorry, but to your sadness, she’s not disappearing anytime soon, since after her new album she gained even more popularity, stay mad, bitch :)

    • JJ456

      She sure is milking her past issues for all its worth, just like Nick is milking his diabetes to get sympathy. You never see Joe uses his dyslexia to milk sympathy. I think what annoys me the most is when Joe shared his TRUE drug story, Demi called him stupid, but now she is doing it. I guess what really upset her was him telling it FIRST, lol. I hate hypocrites!

      • pily

        Joe has dislexy!!!!? O.o

        • fghjk

          No he dosen’t

      • laura

        oh because dyslexia is sooo bad –‘ most psychologists and doctors say dyslexia isn’t even real but it’s just teachers and parents expecting too much of kids instead of letting them learn at their own pace. same with attention disorders.
        seriously tho, how can you compare something like dyslexia with drug and alcohol abuse and a fucking eating disorder.
        You know what I hate? Uneducated people like you!

        • JJ456

          I have more sympathy for people who are dealing with dyslexia (and when you are a child – it IS a big deal, no matter how much you try to belittle it), than for someone who is doing drugs and then uses it to pimp themselves.

  • Stacey

    Whatever.It happened YEARS AGO she needs to stop this.She is just loving all the attention she is getting and sympathy from this.I have had serious shit happen to me.Like sexual abuse,sexual harassment by 3 men under the age of 15yrs,suicide attempts,social phobia,mental institution for depression,father abandonment issues,seeibg 5 psychologists etc etc but i could never go on the way she is.Yes I’d want to help others,but she can do that without drawing so much attention to herself.It is possible you know.Do it to help,not get press and media and do interviews,to me,that makes it fake

    • kdelly

      i understand where you’re coming from but she is doing it to help and at least she isn’t afraid to talk about it. she’s still in recovery and she still has relapses…so its her life and she has every right to talk about it if she wants too. if she helps even just ONE person then its worth it

    • heyy

      For someone who has had all these issues I can’t understand how you can’t understand Demi. Girl, it’s in Demi’s face that she wants so bad to help people. She’s a rolemodel, keeping the subject quiet would be worse. She could so much to help people that are going through the same things, so she’s doing all she can. Opening up with the public is the best thing she can do. She’d be fake if she had hided it, I’m sorry. If she had pretended nothing happened, if she hadn’t admitted her mistakes, THAT would be fake. You’re just hating, it’s not like she’s doing a pitty me party, you can see that in the way she speaks. She’s serious about it.

      • stacey

        I never said she shouldn’t help others.If you read it,I said she doesn’t have to go to the lengths she is going to,to get help.Dhe is going overboard.This stuff had been going on for years now.We know she has gone through alot,but how much longer is she going to drag it out.She has already helped alot if people,so why go on and on about it.Intrrviews,books and now revealing even MORE. info!? come on.Rhay is all age is getting talked about.There are people who have gone or going through worse than she is,but atleast she is better now.So she need to calm down about it

        • Stacey

          sorry for all my mistakes.I’m on my mobile,and for some reason,i couldn’t fix it

      • soft ghetto

        I’m glad Demi got her story out there, but to talk about in every interview makes it feel ungenuine imo.

    • Lotto

      I’m sorry to hear that, but she’s a celebrity. Her life isn’t private anymore. And she’s had shit happen to her too, people deal with things differently. And how else do you expect her to help people without coming out and speaking about her issues? She isn’t going to help anyone by sitting idly by and keeping quiet is she?

  • anonymous

    Why is this coming out now?? omg she needs to focus on her career,not all this stuff that happened such along time ago.She is in a good place now,so what the flip!? stop it!!

    • kdelly

      recovery is a never ending process she’s probably had relapses and is isn’t so far in the past. at least she’s willing to talk about it

  • anonymous

    She is an ATTENTION SEEKER for sure

  • anon

    Joe’s tell all was obviously a ploy to promote his new album. Since he said at the end he was working on new music *hint hint

    The mustache is a symbol that he’s taking a freddie mercury approach to his music

    • Ailen:)

      this is just stupid ’cause the jobros are over now and the mustache is cause this MOVEMBER thing anyways if he was releasing new music he hasn’t say anything about it if he is was using it to promote his new music he would’ve said something by now

      • WatchOut

        today is the 11th of December.
        Movember is over.

  • anon
  • Ailen:)

    I don’t hate Demi but ok she tweeted joe saying she loves him as a brother then she said in an interview that she got a bit mad but she understood it and then today she tweets “I can’t wait to talk about the people who have never taken ANY credit for being a huge part of saving my life” I THINK SHE’S TALKING ABOUT JOE then she says she never smoked marijuana with joe and miley I’m a bit confused I THINK SHE IS REALLY MAD AT JOE but why would she say she’s ok?

  • Penultimate

    This was sad. What she went through! But at the end of the day whatever happens, happens for a reason and one day Demi will thank for these moments (i think she already did) because it made her a stronger and more beautiful person! However, she should really hang out with the right people now and focus on her work, otherwise she would face a relapse.

  • boystan

    what a rockstar

  • dlovCyr

    Wow I didn’t think it was that bad. All the rumors of her doing crack were true then.

  • XaskTaylorX

    Couldn’t she get in really big trouble if someone would have found out? With today’s everything changing even back then…

  • pily

    So sad, at least she is doing good now

  • Anonymous

    Honestly, she’s lucky to be alive. What still baffles me is that she looked completely healthy. Usually if someone doesn’t have their shit together whether it be stress / using / depression, it shows on their face. You couldn’t tell there was a single thing wrong with her.

  • whoop

    ALL THOSE BLIND GOSSIPS ABOUT HER WERE TRUE! Also the one AMA on reddit about her was also true. I’m kinda not surprised…

  • Anon

    Forgive me but I have a hard time believing things that she says. Back whenever the whole rehab thing had just happened, she would literally find every chance in the book to bring it up in an interview. Even if the interviewer literally didn’t touch upon the topic of rehab and her self mutilation and eating disorder, she would bring it up. And it seemed to always be around the time that she was releasing new music. Honestly, I just think that she’s decided to bring this up now because she’s flopping and not winning any awards of anything. So this is just so people start paying more attention to her and so that she’s put back into the spotlight. I know that I’ll probably get attacked for this but mind you, this is my opinion.

    • Cici

      Don’t ask to be forgiven! This is your opinion. I kinda agree with you. But then I see that maybe she is at her healing point to where she is able to talk about it without feeling anything other relief. Maybe this therapeutic for her.

    • JJ456

      Of course this is all to promote herself & her music. But everyone is doing it, actors too. It’s part of the business. The media & fans love sob stories. This is why they were so easy sending Joe to “rehab” when the break up rumors broke. The more dirt you have to share, the more pimping you are getting.

  • idkmybffjill

    I wish everyone from 2010 oceanup was here to finally see this brought to light. It was so controversial to talk about back then.

    • ;

      OMG, TINA IS THAT YOU???