Posted on Mon Jul 1, 2013 11:30 AM PDT
We have to hand it to her for being so honest about her struggles!
Demi Lovato recently opened up to Cosmopolitan magazine about her childhood struggles growing up in the spotlight, and although she's been vocal about her bulimia and cutting issues, the X-Factor judge has never revealed she contemplated harming herself until now.
Landing her first gig singing the Barney & Friends theme song at age 7, the "Skyscraper" singer admitted she might not have been ready for fame at such a young age.
- "At the time, I was just so grateful to be on TV, but I was also really struggling. Looking back, there was a connection, probably between any kid who's ever sang that song to Barney, a little place in a child's heart, a void, that could be filled. And maybe Barney fills it. Even before Barney, I was suicidal. I was 7," she told the mag.
"I've talked about being bullied and the years of being a teenager, but I went through things when I was younger that I've never talked about that probably caused me to turn out the way I ended up turning out," she added.
The former Disney star still has personal secrets she's not ready to share, though!
Speaking about her song "Warrior", which covers betrayal and lost innocence, the 20-year-old confessed that she lets her lyrics talk for her.
- "My family knows what it's about. When I'm ready to open up that subject with the outside world, then I'll be free to talk about it. But right now, it's kind of one of those things where the lyrics speak for me. It's all in the song," she explained.
We admire your strength, Demi!
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