Devi Lovato is opening up about her childhood as a Disney Channel star and the battles with eating disorders that she says were empowered by her management team and confirmed by the television industry.
In a revealing new interview with Bustle, Lovato revealed the real reason she decided not to star in the Disney series “Sonny With a Chance” again after a 2010 altercation with a backup dancer prompted her to leave the show and submit to it. first shift in rehabilitation.
“Look around me and I had a moment where I was like,‘ Wow. This is so terribly normalized, “Lovato said of the television industry.
“When I went to treatment in 2010, I came out of the experience with the option to talk about my struggles or my journey with the possibility of helping people, or keeping my mouth shut and going back to the Disney Channel,” he continued. “And I thought that doesn’t seem authentic to me. So I chose to tell my story.”
Disney Channel representatives did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
Lovato has a history of being very outspoken about sharing her experiences with substance abuse, which led to an opioid overdose in 2018 that brought her back to rehab.
Earlier this year, the “Sober” singer explained during an appearance on “Ellen” that the relapse had been the result of her eating disorder, detailing how her former management team had become accustomed to giving her watermelon with fat-free whipped cream. for his birthday every year instead of a cake.
Now, she emerged with a new manager, Scooter Braun, and a series of singles in 2020, including “I Love Me,” “Anyone” and “I’m Ready” with Sam Smith.