Demi Lovato discusses meltdown: 'It wasn't a guy'
August 4th, 2011
04:33 PM ET

Demi Lovato discusses meltdown: 'It wasn't a guy'

After striking one of her dancers in the face last fall, Disney star Demi Lovato left the Jonas Brothers tour to deal with “personal issues.” The 18 year-old talks to Elle about the violent incident that led to her stay at a treatment facility.

"When you punch someone on a plane, enough is enough," Demi says in the magazine’s September issue. "I was completely out of line all summer… Just the worst attitude — totally ungrateful."

She also shoots down rumors that her issues were due to her breakup with Joe Jonas: "I wouldn't credit my meltdown to a guy,” the starlet says. “There was so much other stuff in my life."

The singer also discusses the infamous “cutting” photos, 2008 shots from Miley Cyrus’s Sweet Sixteen red carpet in which you can see red marks on Lovato’s wrists. “I don’t think I would have been ready to talk about [my problems] then, but I could’ve come up with something better than gummy bracelets,” she says of her PR’s spin on the pics, that the indents were from bracelets.

Luckily, Lovato was eventually treated for a depression and an eating disorder, which led to a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.

Despite her troubles, the teen phenom is bouncing back, with new single "Skyscraper" topping the charts and a third album due out this September.

"I'm going to mess up, and I'm not going to be perfect," she told AOL Music of her recovery. "But as long as I try every day to get better and better myself, then I'm one step ahead of where I was before."

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  1. Chucklehead

    I guess telling the same story over and over again is some sort of therapy for her. I always thought that's what we had psychologist and psychiatrist for.

    August 5, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  2. Peace

    She's 18, where are her parents in all of this? Glad she's getting it together.

    August 5, 2011 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. dreadful dretta

    cutters only show scars when they want pity attention.... she most likely gave herself deep scratches for shock as a way to ease into the 'she has problems' spotlight. cant disney girls do better for their fifteen?

    August 5, 2011 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
  4. charlie crack

    That's right @msfernace........she is a bigger person for taking it on now...kudos to you demi

    August 4, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. fernace

    More power to ya, Demi! Good to see her taking care of her problems now & not when they are out of control like Britney or to late like Amy! Looking forward to this young talents next projects!!

    August 4, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Chris Brown's Mother

    I-I-I told hem to get rid o thoz white devils. He shoulduh smakd dat h0

    August 4, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Beautiful Vixen

    Maybe she was hanging out with Chris Brown. @Tracie: You are one twisted f***

    August 4, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. tracie

    If someone is taking a dump in the bathroom stall, I stand outside the stall and listen to the doo doo come out and I wait for that doo doo smell.

    August 4, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. charlie crack

    @itsamemario- Have to agree with you, she is beautiful and her honesty is admirable.

    August 4, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. itsamemario

    shes beautiful and her being honest about these normal everyday problems makes me root for her as a person and not just a celebrity..

    August 4, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ( ! )

    is that cake icing or makeup?

    August 4, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  12. jimbo

    I think she is kinda neat and not overly unattractive.

    August 4, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  13. go demi

    i love her ... didnt really know who she was prior to this but this story alone makes me cheer for her. people go through this all the time and its inspiring to see her over coming her battles.

    August 4, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Hey Yo!

    That chick be crazy

    August 4, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Junkpile

    Firsties and I bet she just likes punching people with her Firsties.

    August 4, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |

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