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Demi Lovato Leaves TV, Focuses on Music

Demi Lovato Leaves TV, Focuses on Music

Demi Lovato will not be returning to her Disney Channel series, Sonny with a Chance, JustJared.com can confirm.

“It made sense for me to go ahead and leave the show to focus on my music,” the 18-year-old starlet tells People. “It’s kind of sad for me that a chapter of my life has ended but there couldn’t be a better time for me to move on… I don’t think going back to Sonny would be healthy for my recovery. Being in front of a camera would make me nervous.”

Disney Channel is supportive of Demi‘s decision.

“We respect Demi‘s decision to focus fulltime on her music and not immediately return to her acting career,” said a rep for Disney Channel. “She is a talented young woman and our hearts are with her as she continues to take action to improve her health and bounce back from adversity.”

Last October, Demi kicked off a three-month program at a treatment facility for “emotional and physical issues.”

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  • Espicasso01

    such sad news but, eventually, it would’ve happened. going to miss Sicky Vicky and The Check it Out Girls :( but can’t wait to hear more Lovato music ;)

  • BEAN

    Sorry but she is not a great singer. She is a much better actress.

  • kerri

    She should be done with Disney all together. She is 18 years old now and it is time for her to find her own two feet. I remember seeing her on Grey’s Anatomy and being completely blown away and thinking THIS GIRL CAN ACT. She is truly blessed because she is an amazing singer as well and now is the time for her to start working with the best people in the showbiz when it comes to her music careeer.

  • random

    ^^really?? i preferred her singing from the start and wasn’t really psyched that she got the show to begin with. this way she can focus on what she really wants to do.

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  • pop86

    She much better with music. Good for Demi

  • Happy_Evil_Dude

    More like she was fired but Disney agreed to make it sound like she left of her own accord.

  • Zoe

    @BEAN: Demi’s an incredibly talented singer! Have you listened to any of her songs, such as “Don’t Forget”?

  • BEAN

    @Zoe: Yes they suck

  • kika

    she sucks both as actress and as a singer.sorry but she is demopney….

  • kika

    i remember her in sonny-she acts like some hysterical patient…and her singing the anthem…it was screaming..my ears still bleed

  • nkenk

    @Happy_Evil_Dude: If they stayed with Vanessa Hudgens and Miley Cyrus through all of their crap then I doubt that they’d fire Demi Lovato for just going to rehab.

    I don’t think the show’s going to last. A show without its main star is just weird.

  • what’swrong??

    I actually enjoyed that show… now we won’t find out if Sonny and Chad would’ve gotten back together! lol but I’m glad she’s doing what feels right, alright I dunno about her reasons. cuz with music comes tours and appearances, so wouldn’t it be the same to be in front of a TV show camera?? whatever, I like her voice. maybe she’ll have time to do better music, cuz her past songs aren’t all great. maybe she’ll do that Timbaland collaboration!! stay strong Demi, stay strong

  • lets be serious

    She left because she gained a lot of weight after kicking the coke habbit, and she’s always been extremely sensitive about being ‘the chubby disney girl’. Execs told her she needed to lose weight and she instead chose to leave, so she can lose weight while ‘working on a new album’ Give it a couple months and we’ll see bikini pictures resurface and she’ll be talking about her ‘healthy new lifestyle to inspire her fans’ right before her album drops.

  • offtheproperty

    I’m not of her demographic, but I have seen a few minutes of her show a couple times and I was really impressed as well as entertained with her energy and charisma and what I would call extreme acting talent. I haven’t heard her sing. But I think it’s harder to succeed as a singer than as an actor. I think she is VERY cool and classy and I have to admit I found the punching the back-up dancer incident amusing especially since it was for good cause and I can be counted among the many who wish her success at whatever she does and look forward to seeing more of her.

  • Lola-Anne

    No matter why she left, Demi took responsibility for her actions and if she did get fired, I’m sure that she won’t bash Disney for it. The unfortunate thing is that the most talent on Disney will be gone. But she’ll get other jobs. Youtube her Gray’s anatomy cameo and her live performances on the Jonas Brothers tour. She’s awesome! Let’s stop mentioning her past mistakes now. She has been very brave and taken full responsibility for what she did. Best to leave it alone.

  • Kristen

    the best show in the world Sonny with a Chance, Demi is amazing disney chanel need of Demi and hopefully when she is ready to back the Disney all the support! but I’m very excited for new projects of Demi she is the best

  • Angelina

    Sonny with a Chance to Demi’s great without it makes no sense, no fun and no joy! but I’ll always support Demi in everything she does because I’ll always be her fan my girl! love you! SWAC The best

  • kim

    Demi, IF your reading this, I totally support your decision. Your a beautiful young woman who has her whole life ahead of her. The world holds limitless opportunities for you. Be strong girl and know you have many many fans who love you and also support you

  • Ellen

    sorry because everyone needs because Sonny with a Chance is a wonderful show! Demi is the best!

  • Eva

    I do not know what to say watching every day seem more of a big kid so happy to see Demi was so beautiful and fun! SWAC is really great!

  • Jocasta

    Sonny with a Chance marked my life I’ll never forget how I feel happy watching and Demi really me laugh and laugh!
    i will always support in everything she resouver what is best for her that’s what really makes a fan!

  • Jocasta

    Sonny with a Chance marked my life I’ll never forget how I feel happy watching and Demi really me laugh and laugh! i will always support in everything she resouver what is best for her that’s what really makes a fan

  • Gisele

    She is my pride would not for all that is doing more for their incredible courage!

  • Helena

    I’m going to miss Sonny with a Chance because is an amazing show, I hope Demi does not give up being an actress because she is very good at it!
    I will not stop watching so I have the DVDs with every episode, I’ll always have a little to Sunny for me

  • Taylor

    Demi knows what is best for her I trust her, I felt much the lack of Sonny with a Chance, because it is very good
    I am very excited about everything that Demi is already doing, I’m very proud of Demi!

  • Alice

    very proud of Demi because they are the brave few who have to do everything she is doing, Sonny with a Chance is the best show of all I’m gonna miss him very

  • Byanca

    Demi knows what is best for her and I’m glad she’s okay though i loves Sonny with a Chance is really great because Demi is the best

  • Lara

    I’ll always is with Demi and Demi, Sonny with a Chance was beautiful and she was perfectly like Sunny, i love!

  • Mariana

    Sonny with a Chance is my favorite show the disney chanel needs Demi know many people who only attend because of it, I can not Demi is the best at what she does she sings and is the best actress I do not want her to give up being an actress because she’s great

  • Mariana

    Sonny with a Chance is my favorite show the disney chanel needs Demi know many people who only attend because of it, I can not Demi is the best at what she does she sings and is the best actress I do not want her to give up being an actress because she’s great!

  • Helena

    I’m going to miss Sonny with a Chance because is an amazing show, I hope Demi does not give up being an actress because she is very good at it!
    I will not stop watching so I have the DVDs with every episode, I’ll always have a little to Sunny for me!!

  • Taylor

    Demi knows what is best for her I trust her, I felt much the lack of Sonny with a Chance, because it is very good
    I am very excited about everything that Demi is already doing, I’m very proud of Demi!!

  • Jennifer

    Demi can do what she wants because she is very talented and no there are many things that this girl not can stand out she is the best, Sonny with a Chance is wonderful I love and I will not stop watching all day

  • Jennifer

    Demi can do what she wants because she is very talented and no there are many things that this girl not can stand out she is the best, Sonny with a Chance is wonderful I love and I will not stop watching all day!!!

  • Paris

    I’m happy for Demi because she is happy then that’s what really matters, will be miss you Sonny with a Chance was beautiful!

  • Kelma

    If she’s happy and desidia that I support, I love Sonny with a Chance is great fun and makes me very happy!

  • Danielle

    but I need to Sonny with a Chance is my favorite show, the important thing is okay Demi is well and happy I’m happy to know that his next album could be this year

  • Sarah

    I love Sonny with a Chance but if demi decided will support him she knows what is best she is the best!

  • herlayne

    Demi is the best!

  • Jocasta

    Sonny with a Chance is very good, very funny and entertaining
    ask accounts of how many stool I had an attack of laughter
    Demi knows what’s best we’re here to support you!

  • Robert

    She’s my girl and I will always support her in everything, Sonny with a Chance will always be one of my sources of joy and happiness

  • Robert

    She’s my girl and I will always support her in everything, Sonny with a Chance will always be one of my sources of joy and happiness!!

  • Sabrina

    Sonny with a Chance is the best show in the world and love it but I’m happy for Demi is so happy desidia and she is strong and the bravest the world

  • Ashely

    Sonny with a Chance sad but happy because just because Demi is well and continues his great career

  • Emma

    Sonny with a Chance is very good I laugh with Demi, I will support her in all decisions, love you!

  • Vanessa

    I am very proud of Demi this is a very difficult decision more she is very brave I am happy for her

  • Louise

    Happy for Demi she needs some time

  • Talula

    I’m sad for Sonny with a Chance over
    but happy for new songs and collaborations

  • Megan

    Sonny with a Chance marked the lives of many people around the world
    every day my sisters and I watched Sunny think she the most beautiful girl in the world talented and funny and we had fun together but we love Demi before and we’re all happy for her Demi will always be the best for us

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