Screenshot from Demi Lovato’s Instagram
Demi Lovato has recently opened up about her previous addictions and even suicidal thoughts to Dr. Phil, and she’s hoping that others don’t go through what she went through growing up.
Lovato has revealed her struggle with accepting her body before, and she suffered bullying as a child hence the reason why she had been suicidal at the tender age of seven years old.
She said, “The very first time I was suicidal was when I was seven, and I had this fascination with death. I have experienced things that I have not talked about and don’t know if I ever will talk about. At seven, I knew that if I were to take my own life that the pain would end.
“It came back when I was bullied; it came back several times when I was struggling with depression—my bipolar disorder. I turned to cutting, and there was a while there when my mom was afraid to wake me up in the morning she didn’t know if I would be alive or not because every time I cut it got deeper and deeper.
“I was searching for something to numb me out and to fit in, and I turned to alcohol, and that’s where I felt relief.”
Looking back to what she went through, she’s now urging her fans to love their bodies by using her Instagram to spread messages of body positivity. Recently she shared a Boomerang video on her Instagram story, showing her grabbing her stomach while laying down with the caption, “Stretch marks and extra fat and yet I still love myself”. There’s also another clip of her in the mirror, with the caption “Cellulite and yet I still love myself.”
She said “The boomerang smoothed out my legs. The point is, I have cellulite just like the other 93 percent of women do. What you see on Instagram isn’t always what it seems to be. Let’s embrace our real selves. #iloveme”
She further said, “No thigh gap for me and yet I still love myself.” Bravo Miss Lovato! Well said.