Demi Lovato The Daily Mail interview: ‘My mother had to wake up and see that I needed help. She was so worried; she didn’t want to believe that her daughter was so sick.. I had been very upset and depressed for a while, but I could never say I needed help. I definitely have a lot more confidence than I did a year ago.’
On punching Alex Welch: ‘I was totally shameful and confused and upset. I was so embarrassed. I didn’t just have to pay consequences in front of the people around me, but in front of the entire world. I came clean after I hit the girl. Before that happened my mum didn’t know exactly how serious it was. She said, Why did you do this?’ I said, ‘Because I’m exhausted’ and she had to wake up..
..and see that I needed help. My mum was so worried. She didn’t want to believe that her daughter was so sick. I was very sick but luckily I got the help I needed,’ says Demi quietly, ‘and I’m here today, hopefully preventing young girls from doing the same things I did to myself. I know that I have a voice and can use it for good or bad. It’s a gift from God. I knew I could share my experience and be of service or not tell anybody and be like the rest of Hollywood..
..and hide my secrets. I didn’t want to do that.’ Demi was raised a Baptist and is now a nondenominational Christian. On Fix A Heart: ‘It’s about a break-up. It talks about bandaging the damage, I’ve been through self-harm. It was my way of letting out my innermost secrets.’ On ‘For the Love of a Daughter’: ‘It’s a very personal song. ‘Oh father, please father, put the bottle down..’ The lyrics are self-explanatory about my relationship with my estranged father whom I haven’t..