1. Demi Lovato spills about “sneaking cocaine onto planes” as a teenager.
Singer Demi Lovato has made a confession in her new documentary Simply Complicated that she was abusing illicit substances in 2012 while promoting a sober lifestyle to the public. (The title is right. That IS complicated.)
The 25-year-old reportedly shared: ‘I wasn’t working my program, I wasn’t ready to get sober… I was sneaking [cocaine] on planes, I was sneaking it in bathrooms, sneaking it throughout the night.
‘I went on a bender of like, two months where I was using daily… There was one night when I used a bunch of coke and I popped a few Xanax bars, and I began to choke a little bit. My heart started racing, and I thought to myself, “Oh my God, I might be overdosing right now”.’
The revelations of Lovato’s substance abuse came with a backdrop of her stint in rehab in 2010, where she was treated for drug and alcohol dependency.
Now, the singer says she is free of the addictions that once ruled her life; although adds that struggling with disordered eating may always plague her mentally.
“Food is still the biggest challenge in my life and it controls — I don’t want to give it the power to say it controls my every thought, but it’s something that I’m constantly thinking about,” she told her manager in the documentary.