If anyone knows heartache, addiction and betrayal, it’s Demi Lovato.
Via Extra TV:
“Extra’s” Mario Lopez sat down with Demi Lovato as she gets ready to launch her Neon Lights tour. Demi who has been open about her struggles with addiction telling Mario about her passionate response to Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s death on Twitter where she addressed drug addiction. “People don’t take it as seriously as it really is, it’s a mental illness and it’s a disease…There’s no pill that’s gonna change it…People need to have compassion for it…Being a former addict looking at it as I had a choice, because at some point in my disease I didn’t, I physically and emotionally couldn’t live without it, that was my medicine to my pain.”
Demi who has also been open about how the support of her friends like Selena Gomez has helped her reacting to the news that Selena spent time in rehab last month, “Selena and I have such and amazing friendship and have known each other for 14 years and I love her to death.”
Demi also setting the record straight on recent rumors she is engaged to good friend and rumored boyfriend Wilmar Valderrama, telling Mario they are not true, “I’ve heard the rumors, even people who were really close to me called me and were like are you engaged…No, I tweet one thing…I think the tweet was ‘I never felt more incredible in this moment than I have in my entire life,’ honestly it was just because I was healthy and happy and at peace in my mind and I was looking at the future and I was like wow I have so much going for me and people were like she’s engaged…I was like honey if I was engaged, I would be showing the rock off, I’m not gonna be one of those girls that hides it.”
With her tour kickoff just days away, Demi said everyone traveling with her will be sober to make the best shows possible. “Everyone on the team is required to stay clean and focused, it’s not about trying to party, it’s about putting on the best show and everyone needs to be in tip top shape to do so…. I’ve never had a show like this in my life and I’ve never been so fired up for a tour.”
Demi’s Neon Lights Tour kicks off February 9th in Vancouver.
So glad to see Demi Lovato back on the right track…happy and healthy and doing what she loves.