Poor little Demi Lovato has dropped out of her opening act spot on the Jonas Brothers tour to seek some professional help.
The 18-year-old star of the Disney Channel series “Sonny With a Chance” and the “Camp Rock” movies sought treatment for an eating disorder and cutting herself, a source told The Associated Press Monday night.
“Demi Lovato left her tour early this weekend in order to seek medical treatment for emotional and physical issues she has dealt with for some time,” her representative said in a statement.
Lovato launched her tour with the Jonas Brothers in July in her hometown, Dallas. The exhaustive, 45-date tour throughout the U.S., Europe and Latin America includes a performance Tuesday night in Buenos Aires.
The tour coincided with the September debut on the Disney Channel of “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.”
“[Demi] regrets not being able to finish her tour but is looking forward to getting back to work in the near future,” her representative said.
Disney Channel officials had no immediate comment.
Lovato said in an interview last year that she was bullied so badly in middle school that she left and turned to home schooling.
“She fought through eating disorders and has struggled with cutting [herself]. . . . Demi is taking control by getting help,” a family source told People magazine.
In December 2008, Lovato’s reps denied she was intentionally cutting herself after she prompted speculation by showing up at Miley Cyrus’ birthday bath sporting red marks on her inner wrist.
Dayuuum… That’s not good at all!
TMZ.com has also reported that Lovato’s “catalyst” for seeking professional help was a physical altercation she got into with a female member of the concert tour.
Interestingly enough, Lovato deleted her Twitter account this Saturday, Oct. 30.
Demi started acting when she joined the cast of “Barney & Friends” at only 7-years-old and made it to the Disney Channel in 2007, playing the role of Charlotte Adams in the series “As the Bell Rings.”
Lovato was romantically linked with Joe Jonas (wasn’t he with Taylor Swift? and Camilla Belle? and Ashley Greene? SMH), but the couple split in May. Afterward she told the press:
“I learned my lesson. It’s not very much fun when you break up in a public relationship. So, maybe next time keep a secret,” she said in an interview.
Just goes to show you, the Mouse can drive you to the nuthouse… or worse! You can end up an underaged skank like Miley Cyrus.
This business is so crazy for kids… At least the black Disney kids seem to keep it together. You don’t see Raven out there snorting yayo!
On a serious note though, we hope Demi gets the help she is seeking. Feel better soon shawty!
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