March 8th, 2011
10:55 AM ET
In an emotional new video message to her fans, Demi Lovato opens up about the personal issues that drove her to seek treatment.
"I wanted to send you guys a message 'cause I know that you've seen me out and about and I wanted to let you know that I am back and [at] home. Welcome to my home," a happy Lovato says in a video posted on Cambio.com. "But I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for the support that you've given me along the way."
"Your support is what got me through this," Lovato tells fans in the video. "So I couldn't be more thankful for everything you guys sent me. The journey that I've been on has been very, very difficult over the past few months. I was dealing with issues that I know not only girls just my age but girls of all ages are dealing with. I hope to one day raise awareness of everything, so that I can help people too, just like you guys helped me through this rough time."
Lovato adds, "I can't tell you how much light you brought into my life in probably the darkest time of my life. Without you guys I wouldn't be here today."
The actress/singer hints that she has some exciting projects in the pipeline and is looking forward to getting back to work.
"I can't wait to see you in person," she says. "I love you all and I couldn't have done this without you."
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