November 2nd, 2010
03:48 PM ET

Lovato's reps make it clear she's not in rehab

Don’t get it confused: Demi Lovato is not in “rehab.”

The Disney starlet’s reps want to make it clear that she is in treatment for “emotional and physical issues," which is apparently not the same as being in rehab.

On Tuesday morning, the ladies of “The View" were chatting about Lovato’s recent woes when co-host Whoopi Goldberg referenced the young singer and actress being in rehab.

Moments later, Goldberg quickly cleaned that up by saying that the show had heard from Lovato’s publicist who wanted to make it perfectly clear that she is “not in rehab. She's in a treatment center.

Duly noted.

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  5. Kk

    Umm she cuts herself, she was spotted doing cocaine & drinking, she has alcohol problems, and she has an eating disorder. She needs to be in rehab.

    November 18, 2010 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  6. pssha

    is she is so "stressed out" and "depressed" she can take some time off. she knew good and well what the spotlight would be like so its no ones fault but her own for not taking the time do something right. disney is just a talentless pack of pretty plastic faces-the truth

    November 6, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jork

      "is she is so "stressed out" and "depressed" she can take some time off. she knew good and well what the spotlight would be like so its no ones fault but her own for not taking the time do something right. disney is just a talentless pack of pretty plastic faces-the truth"

      Take time off? Hate to break it to you but in the world of Disney, there is no such thing as "time off" you have no idea how hard they push these kids do you? Are you aware that as soon as Camp Rock 2 was completed, she went back to work on her album, only to finish up and then promote it back to back WITH Camp Rock 2? Say what you want about the talent, but these kids work way too hard.

      November 8, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mok

    When she is of legal age, send her directly to my house. I have an ointment that may help my problems

    November 3, 2010 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  8. Kelly

    My heart aches for this kid. First she was dating one of the jonas bros..they break up and she still has to be in his presence on a daily basis...then to add salt to the wound..the he hooks up with another girl and has the audacity to bring her on tour with him..I think that right there is the biggest kick in the face and she is reacting just like any other teenager would with a broken heart. She is hurting mentally big time...I can relate as can ALL of us that ever got our heart broken by someone. I just hope she can pull herself together and heal. God Bless You Demi!!

    November 3, 2010 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  9. Barry Berger

    Drug issues are universally related to emotional and stress issues ... so the statement that she is being treated for "emotional and physical issues" does not negate that drugs are involved. Still, Kudus to anyone who seeks treatment! Good luck! A step in the right direction!

    November 3, 2010 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
  10. Hannah

    What we should be worried about is the fact that there are so many inept people within our society!!! Just going through these posts proved that the education system is neglecting too many people. We are suppose to be evolving people, not devolving!!! The fact that so many people on here are adults, but apparently watch the Disney channel (going by the how much knowledge you all have in regards to this actress). Please DO NOT procreate!!!!

    November 3, 2010 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  11. Sugar

    They can attempt to convince us of that but we all know the Truth she's guilty! The only way for to fix her problem is 1st to admit the Truth not by covering it up and making a pretty picture of what we know is the Truth...

    November 3, 2010 at 4:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Jork

      Right and you happen to know that truth?...yeah didn't think so. STFU.

      November 8, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Sherri

    So, she's apparently in a mental hospital. What is up with these Disney 'stars?' They can't seem to get it together or hold it together once they've got it.

    November 3, 2010 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  13. Fifi

    Please. We all know she is in rehab. She probably tried committing suicide because people kept calling her an idiot for dating Joe Jonas. She fails.

    November 3, 2010 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  14. Charlie

    Augh! The Disney brand! Must protect it at all costs!!! For the children's sake!!!

    November 3, 2010 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  15. allbutlost

    "Rehab" is when you take an addict and rehabilitate them to NOT being an addict.

    If she has issues with an eating disorder or self-harm, that is NOT an addiction, that is an issue based on what is often a deeply-trouble psychological and/or emotional issue. You are not there to rehabilitate someone from a habit, you are there to treat their -condition-.

    As usual I should never expect non-mental-health sufferers to actually understand. Go figure.

    November 3, 2010 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  16. J.

    If she is indeed cutting, she needs to do (& worked for me) E.M.D.R. therapy. If any of you are cutters, I implore you to try E.M.D.R., nearly impossible to stop otherwise. Oh yes, also D.B.T., very helpful!!

    November 3, 2010 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  17. Gabby

    Have any of you retards thought about the fact that maybe she's asthmatic or suffers from a hormone imbalance that causes fatigue, or that she's anemic. That causes physical and emotional stress. Why does she have to be on drugs?

    November 2, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  18. EL

    What is it with the disney stars? Just about all of them end up in some type of rehab/non-rehab crisis facilty before they hit their twenties.

    November 2, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  19. kimberly

    i have loved demi since camp rock and she is like my hero and amazing and pretty and i love her hope you feel better demi we all love you

    November 2, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  20. CapnRita

    did I say semi, i meant no-talent

    November 2, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  21. CapnRita

    ...and the Disney Machine claims yet another young, semi-talented female.

    November 2, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Robi

    So wht if its rehab or not she has to deal with it her own way. you don't need to judge her every step of the way. Not everybody is going to be perfect!! so just deal with it and move on!!!!!

    November 2, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  23. LiberalNN

    Yes, they're never in rehab, they're never drug or on drugs, it's all just an allergic reaction to something. Don't jeopardize the brand name by insinuating they're real people with real problems, they're stars, they're fine and they're ready to make more money.

    November 2, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  24. miss point

    they tried to make me go to rehab,
    i said No, No, No.

    November 2, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Another Innocent Girl

    Cutting is an addiction. Those who think sending a cutter to a addiction recovery center must mean it`s for drugs is sadly misinformed. I don`t have any real clue as to who she is, but I hope by being proactive in getting help is a sign of a step towards a more healthy lifestyle.

    November 2, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Christina

    I can't believe some of the comments on here, Demi is an eighteen year old, trying to be a role model for other teens and youth and here people are saying mean stuff and commenting on her when they don't even know what is going through her head. I don't know what being apart of the entertainment industry is like, but I deffinitely know that it isn't an "easy" job as some people might think it is, these actresses and actors are under immense pressure from there producers and anyone else that has authority over them. On top of that, she is eighteen, meaning she has to try and keep up with her school studies, she had to be in the same area as the Jonas brothers after she just broke up with one of them and who know what else could be going on in her life. No one knows her past, she could have things that have built up and now she is trying her best to help herself, is that a bad thing? I think not, if I were her, I'd probably do the same thing. Without going into many details, i know what it's like to hurt that bad inside and I know it's hard to tell anyone about it and to accept the fact that help is needed, so I commend her and look up to her for getting the help she needs, that takes a ton of strength, courage and determination to do. Also, we can't judge her for doing whatever she has done, to herself, whether that is cutting or not, we don't know, but I can tell you if she was cutting, that's probably because she a deeper emotional pain, that's why people cut themselves, to cover the emotional pain inside of them, it becomes a cycle and can be extremely addicting. I'm glad she's getting the help now, rather than later, it's a hrd step to take and she has taken it.

    November 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  27. bobbbbbbbbbbbb

    shes is what. good for her to take care of her self. She is very cute.

    November 2, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  28. eldono

    Right. She's 18. And, she's a GIRL, not a woman. And, she has a crush on one of the Jonas Bros. And, it doesn't work out. Of course it doesn't work out. The Jonas Bros are all in love with themselves. A closed trinity of sorts. She's a teenager!! Very talented and very young. I doubt if she had a support system like the Jonas Bros. have. They have themselves. Not that that is good.

    November 2, 2010 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Ronnie

    Well of course she is in treatment ! Being passed around between the Jonas brothers she is worn out!

    November 2, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Tacolady

    But.....a treatment center is rehab. Rehab doesn't have to automatically mean drugs.

    November 2, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • BeckFastPaws

      So, when you go to the hospital for cancer treatment, you are in a rehab ?

      November 3, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  31. sehrish

    She is just like another normal teen girl...Every girl has that moment when she feels down and what not. We do not know what is wrong with her so everyone should stop assuming. Demi is an extremely talented person. Im happy she didnt turn to alcohol or drugs like the other idiots....At least she knew to handle her problems like an adult by going to a treatment center. I wish her the best and hop she recovers!

    November 2, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Cleveland Demi Fan

    Why can't you be nice to this girl? In our house, we love Demi. (I have a 9 year old daughter.) We think she's been working too hard and has had a hard time getting over her break-up with Joe Jonas. They broke up right before their tour started and she's had to watch all the girls go crazy over him. I feel bad for her and I'm praying for her to get better. As they say in her "La La Land" video, "You go girl"! (That's a song/video about the craziness in L.A.)

    November 2, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Bigstirrer

    The young lady certainly seems to have a large spacious mouth...such pearly white teeth...a big old esophagus........

    November 2, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  34. BeckFastPaws

    Everyone's so quick to judge someone they know nothing about.

    Demi's admitted in the past that she has severe depression. She might be chronic bi-polar. On top of this, whe answers the depressive episodes by cutting. For those who don't understand what that cutting really is, it's a process where a person uses a sharp object, like a razor blade, to scratch at the surface of their skin, just enough to draw a little blood, but not enough to cause serious injury. The reason for this is the pain from the cutting causes the body to release endorphines that ease depression. For depressives, cutting can be more addictive than drugs. Typically, a person cuts in areas of large concentrations of nerve endings, forearms, thighs, and for women, even the breasts.

    There is always the danger, of course, of slipping with the blade and going too deep. That's when people get in trouble with it. There's also the the fact that, while most of the cuts won't scar, some will.

    Depression Cutting isn't something that rehab can help with, because there is no substance abuse. It's a symptom of a more serious mental illness. But it can be overcome in most patients. Not all, sadly. But most.

    November 2, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Jackfrost

    I'd tap it

    November 2, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  36. E. Farnsworth McSmoots

    That time of the month – she'll be over it soon enough. All chicks go mental when it happens – no biggie.

    November 2, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  37. I feel for the girl

    Thank goodness my life wasn't on public display when I was 18! I was a freshman in college and was way too skinny, drunk much of the time and slept around. I would have been labeled a "trainwreck" if I'd been famous. But our teenange years are when we're psychologically primed to rebel – it's part of the process of growing up. It's Psych 101. But everybody expects these famous kids to handle their fame like 40-year-old adults. Now I'm a typical, boring, staid 40-year-old – not even close to being too skinny anymore, don't even drink much less get drunk, and I haven't "slept around" in a good 20 years.

    November 2, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Huh?

    I post just to read my own writing.

    November 2, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  39. LoopsFroot


    November 2, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  40. LoopsFroot

    I thought a "Treatment Center" was Rehab. The girl is seeking help.
    When did "Rehab" a bad word?

    November 2, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Huh?

    I retract that last one, pardon me.

    November 2, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  42. @kimball

    Rehabilitation: to bring or restore to a normal or optimal state of health, constructive activity, etc. by medical treatment and physical or psychological therapy.

    This is restricted to alcohol and or drugs dipwad

    November 2, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Huh?

    Marin shut your C&&&t mouth already.

    November 2, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  44. David M.

    What do I know? Nothing.

    November 2, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Capt. Video

    natural selection will take me next.

    November 2, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  46. David M.

    Rehab, treatment....whatever. The fact is she's an 18 year old girl who is trying to function in a world she's not ready for. Once she's used up, they'll move on to the next one. The entertainment industry borders on disgusting they way they treat young kids. Squeeze them for every dime they can make for them, drive them to drugs and alcohol, then throw them away. But what do I know, right??

    November 2, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Capt. Video

    Its like all those "accidental overdoses" that kill. All of it is really "natural selection", they're in over their heads.

    November 2, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  48. nomad

    She's 18 now riight? Ok then. I'd hit that.

    November 2, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  49. compassion


    November 2, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Jeff S

    Disney: "Send us your children, we'll brainwash, and break them!"

    November 2, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  51. brady

    I can remember what being a 18 yr old girl was like, and that was tough. add the whole world watching your every move, coupled with some clear mental or emotional issue and i could see needing guidence. it is a dense mind that doesn't understand that life can get out of hand and overwhelming, and with her being a "role model" i think its admirable for her to get help. maybe the girls that look up to her will see that all people are the same. just my thoughts.

    November 2, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  52. L.A. Murray

    Demi, like the other Disney kids, is a product. What do you expect to happen. Even Brittany Spears went coocoo.

    November 2, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Stew

    Don't these writers have editors any more? "On Tuesday morning, the ladies of “The View" where chatting about Lovato’s recent woes..." Where? Seriously, if you don't know the difference between "where" and "were," you shouldn't be writing even if it is just a fluff piece.

    November 2, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karen

      I agree, this is supposed to be a major news website. You would think they would edit some of their articles for grammatical errors.

      November 2, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Sabina3000

    Lol I'm like so confused!!!! Is she in rehab or NOT!? It's like half of the people are saying shes in "REBHAB" and the other half of people are saying she's "NOT IN REHAB" But okay then....

    November 2, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • JD

      I think the problem with calling it rehab is the connotation of getting over drug use.

      How many young stars manage to have a celebrity career without drug abuse or severe emotional problems? Because it's so pervasive, I really don't think it's about "weak people", it seems a lot more like there's something about the system and the fame that is developmentally damaging.

      November 2, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Roz

    Here's a thought: WHO CARES??

    November 2, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  56. NeonElvis

    An 18 year old in rehad or treatment center. It's semantics. The sky is falling.

    The chicks got issues and can't cope with it.

    She'll be fine.

    November 2, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  57. crystal p.

    I hope demi gets better she seems like a sweet girl hopefully everything gets better

    November 2, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Pig Spotter

    Mickey Mouse is one heck of a cruel slave driver. How many of his bit... I mean slaves/ exslaves of his are in rehab this very moment?

    November 2, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  59. MS

    Am I old for not knowing who the h3ll Demi Lovato is?

    November 2, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Allie

    that makes sense. because people in rehab are usually there for doing drugs. demi is not drinking or doing drugs that we know of.

    November 2, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Douglas

    Wow! Mickey Mouse sure set Whoopi straight! There is someone she will listen too!

    November 2, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Geoffgio

    Wow, Pitiful. There was this actor called James Stewart ... you might have heard of him. He put his career on hold to fly B24s deep into Germany to strike at the heart of global tyranny. And in this corner, we have Demi Lovato, whose story CNN keeps insisting is worthy of "must-read" status. That's about all one needs to say about a) how horribly our country's attention is being misguided and abused, and b) the hideous quality of characterless "celebrities" who are serving as role models. I care more about what happens to a box of good, useful wrenches than this garbage.

    November 2, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Geoffgio

    Wow, Pitiful. There was this actor called James Stewart ... you might have heard of him. He put his career on hold to fly B24s deep into Germany to strike at the heart of global tyranny. And in this corner, we have Demi Lovato, whose story CNN keeps insisting is worthy of "must-read" status. That's about all one needs to say about a) how horribly our country's attention is being misguided and abused, and b) the hideous quality of characterless "celebrities" who are serving as role models. I care more about what happens to a box of good, useful wrenches this this garbage.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roger Blatto

      Let's not forget that Elvis joined the service during one of the most successful points of his career. I agree with you. This girl does not need rehab or recovery. Spend some time volunteering in the third world and you might get it together and find out what's really important.

      November 2, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      Elvis didn't 'join' anything. He was drafted and did everything possible to get out of it. Both of you are regular volunteers, right?

      November 2, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Chris

    they should send them to college, make better use of their time getting some brains of their own instead of thinking they got some from the characters they play...

    "oh help her, she can't handle a easy job!"

    November 2, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Translation

    So she's in rehab, she's just not in "rehab."

    November 2, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Huh?

    Her abortion got to her.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marin

      You're an idiot. I can think of someone who should have been aborted – look in the mirror.

      November 2, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • HUH?

      I agree. They never show the millions of women that go into a deep depression after they slaughter their own child. It isnt about throwing away a piece of candy. It is a living being that you created with a man ( who by the way helped create the child but gets no say) that you rip its head off because you wanted to continue whoring around. Way to go!

      November 2, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Feminista

      You're a nut–you make up crazy lies about this girl, treat abortion like it's a joke, then you chastise women who have had to agonize over this choice? You must be're nothing but a misogynistic troll who's in here to get women riled up. If anyone desperately needs treatment, it's you.

      November 3, 2010 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  67. David

    Whomever wrote this blurb for this blog: educate yourself about mental illness. A treatment center can treat mental conditions of all sorts (they used to be called asylums or psychiatric hospitals), including addiction. I'm sick and tired of people who don't understand mental illnesses condescending to people or conjecturing what the causes may be for their condition. I've never heard of Demi Lovato, but she has my well-wishes for reaching a balance. Good luck, young lady, and stay strong.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Shelby

    Disney can't afford to have another of their Alumni in rehab..... a pattern is developing.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Jay Kay


    November 2, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  70. izy

    Demi has admitted before that she has had issues with depression and if you look closely to some of her pictures you can see scars from cutting. and all of the stress of having a very public relationship go bust and touring would not be good. i say we just need to give her a bit of a break and put ourselves in her shoes. my niece loves this girl and we just had a talk about this. she understands now that sometimes life is harder than you can handle alone and you need to get help and talk things out. i applaud this girl for not being afraid to get herself some help. BRAVO DEMI!!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  71. just me

    Should be diva rehab, these kids get thrown into the celebrity lifestyle way to young and when things don't go the way they want, that's when the drugs, alcohol kick in, I would never let my child as a KID get involved in that horrible world called show business until they were old enough to understand what that kind of life is really like or about, so she got dumped, to a normal kid that's hard, but when your in that three ring circus called showbuisness and it is plasterd on every type of media that's REALLY hard, I guess what I'm saying is, parents don't put your kids in these type of situations, let them be kids and grow up, learn, live life don't let it all be handed to them, think there are many,many examples of child stars not seeing real life until its to late and then they don't know what to do.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • You're joking

      Handed to her?! The girl has a recording career, has been on a worldwide tour for the last 3 months, stars in a successful sitcom, is the star of a film franchise, and does publicity for all of the above – and you're saying she's had everything handed to her? Say all you want about Disney stars not being terribly talented, I really won't argue with you at all. But those kids work their fingers to the BONE, especially once they hit 18 and Disney doesn't have to comply with child labor laws anymore.

      November 2, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • rc

      She started very early, was one of the kids on Barney with Selena Gomez, another Disney starlet...

      November 2, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sherri

      @ You're Joking......Yeah, she LOOKS like she 'works her fingers to the BONE.' *sigh*/*eye roll*

      November 3, 2010 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Jork

      "You're Joking......Yeah, she LOOKS like she 'works her fingers to the BONE.' *sigh*/*eye roll*"

      You;re an idiot you know that?

      November 8, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  72. DemiFan

    It would help a LOT if this mysterious rep would explain why his client is "in treatment." Everyone is going to assume drugs or alcohol if they hear that phrase. At least provide an explanation that would stop people from jumping to those conclusions. This would also help de-stigmatize mental health problems – because if it's not drugs or alcohol, it's got to be related to that.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • GemmaT

      I heard it was because she has an eating disorder and has been cutting herself, which is not something one goes to "rehab" for. It's something you seek medical treatment for.

      November 2, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Alison

    Treatment center, rehab.... same thing, different wording. I don't know anything about this young woman, but I hope she is able to get her life under control before it becomes an impossibility, as it has for Lindsay Lohan.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      They are not the same thing. Treatment centers treat a wide variety of mental conditions.

      November 2, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hannah

      What we should be worried about is the fact that there are so many inept people within our society!!! Just going through these posts proved that the education system is neglecting too many people. We are suppose to be evolving people, not devolving!!! The fact that so many people on here are adults, but apparently watch the Disney channel (going by the how much knowledge you all have in regards to this actress). Please DO NOT procreate!!!!

      November 3, 2010 at 5:06 am | Report abuse |
    • TM

      That is innacurate because I am an adult that watches the disney channel because I have a 5 year old.

      November 3, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Elisa

    Baloney. There are several stories about Demi's exploits with drugs, and her mental health problems are well known. She may not be a full blown addict, but she's not this squeaky clean Disney girl who's simply stressed out as her publicist wants you to believe.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      Of course, a stressful life could NEVER cause mental issues and substance abuse. Baloney identified!- and it was in your post. Don't judge this girl, you don't know anything about her.

      November 2, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Brickles

    Potato, potahto...

    In all seriousness though, whatever ails Ms. Lovato, I hope the problem is addressed quickly.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Timb

      I agree Brickles – I hope she gets better. I don't know her or of her work (I'm a little old for that). But I know that she's in a career with a huge amount of pressure, particularly for someone so young. Some can handle it, some can't. When I was 18 my biggest worry was getting into college, not how my image looks when blasted onto building sized screens that show every pore and pimple. When my dating didn't work out, it wasn't the subject of gossip magazines and websites.

      And more than just for her, I hope she gets better so that she can provide an example to her young fans that how no matter how glamorous life may appear, there are struggles. And how people can overcome struggles by addressing them and not fleeing from them. If she can do that for just one person, then she's really earned the money and fame that has been tossed at her, and I hope she enjoys success at her chosen path for the future.

      November 2, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  76. DN3

    I agree that rehab is a term for people who go to a center for treatment of drug and alcohol problems. But before 'going to rehab' become accepted and even popular among celebrities, it was sometimes referred to as treatment for 'exhaustion'. Remember that? It's ironic now that it's the other way around. When you get treatment for emotional or mental issues, it's called rehab!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Margaret

    Uh-huh. Just like how Mary Kate Olsen was in "anorexia treatment" back in 2006 when the center she was staying at only addressed drug problems, or how Lindsay Lohan had "exhaustion and bulimia" on the set of Georgia Rule. Yup.

    I wish Ms. Lovato well, but her reps cannot possibly think the public is this dense.

    November 2, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Get it right

      Actually it was in 2004. Just thought I would clear that up.

      November 2, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marin

      I dunno – you sound pretty dense to me – all your 'insider' knowledge aside. Not to mention pretty self-righteous and judgmental. She 18 – are you too important to give her the benefit of the doubt for a minute? Or are you having flash-backs to what you were like at 18?

      November 2, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Big Gay Al

    Rehab is for quitters!

    November 2, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chuck Maiden

      Big Gay Al: Are you serious? You obviously have no idea how much courage recovery requires.

      November 2, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • kimball

      Rehab is for drug and alcohol addicts. She is being treated for depression and "physical issues" which may be anorexia or bulemia, which are MENTAL ILLNESS, not addiction.

      November 2, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Timmeh!


      November 2, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • epbdl

      Rehab is for quitters and weaklings; I beat two separate, hard chemical addictions because I wanted to do so. Rehab is just a way for the weak and those who don't truly want to quit to get some space and get people off their backs until they can go back to their habits. I know, I was there.

      November 2, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Georgia

      You people are missing Big Gay Al's point. People who go to rehab are quitters because they are quitting their addiction. Don't jump to being offended quite so quickly.

      November 2, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stewart


      That's what people do nowadays, look for ways to be offended. Why be reasonable and have a sense of humor when you can pick the worst possible interpretation of any given sentence and get angry?

      November 3, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  79. alumette

    A scorn woman who cannot emotionally handle her job. No rehab for that...just pity.

    November 2, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • oh really

      Can you blame a person who is 18 and in the industry? I bet when you were 18 you were working in a restaurant at best and/or partying it up in college... don't even start blasting this woman.

      November 2, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      I pity you, "alumette."

      November 2, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Spendlove

      18 and in the industry.. oh the humanity, that poor girl.

      November 2, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • pringles

      "emotional and physical issues" shes a cutter/emo

      November 2, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • steve

      i would hit it

      November 2, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gern Blanston

      "A scorn woman?"


      November 2, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • mack

      The only difference between Demi Lovato and millions of other 18 year old girls is that she lives in the spotlight, and despite some odd belief that the public has a right to private information because "we pay their salary and lifestyle" , we should not assume what is wrong with this celebrity or where she is or what she is doing. It is none of my business. Why would it be anyone else's? Let's just wish the kid well and move on to another celebrity tid-bit that affects none of our lives.

      November 2, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lslg

      Anorexia??? Or some other eating disorder.

      November 2, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • kevin

      ha...the guy blames Disney, instead of the divorce or the fact that he pimps his daughter out

      November 2, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • mrsj

      I like all the supportive messages I am seeing. I cringed as I scrolled down expecting tons of snarky comments. It is nice to see that people understand that she is feeling the pressure and she (and/or her people) are getting help before she DOES end up addicted to something and doing time in rehab.

      November 3, 2010 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Robin

      I have never met more girls (teenagers) who worked for that company vs others, that have had so many serious major issues.. more than just your run of the mill kinds of issues you will find everywhere in Hollywood.. I have no clue why that is strangely enough considering who they are working for... Who knows?

      November 3, 2010 at 3:42 am | Report abuse |

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