Demi Lovato Speaks Out on Eating Disorders: 'They Do Not Discriminate'
Demi Lovato waves to the cameras as she leaves her hotel in London on Thursday morning (November 13).
The 22-year-old singer stopped to say hi to some fans on her way out for rehearsals for the Royal Variety Performance, which will be held later in the evening.
Just the day before, Demi sounded off on Twitter about the truth of eating disorders, writing: “Having an eating disorder doesn’t show ‘strength.’ Strength is when are able to overcome your demons after being sick and tired for so long. There’s a wide misconception that anorexia and/or bulimia is a choice and you often hear people say things like ‘why doesn’t she just start eating?’ Or even ‘just stop throwing up.’”
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“It’s the ignorance and lack of education on mental illnesses that continues to [put] mental health care on the back burner to congress even though this is an epidemic that is sweeping our nation, and causing more and more tragedy every day. Starving is not a ‘diet’ and throwing up isn’t something that only extremely thin men or women do. Eating disorders do not discriminate. Neither does any other mental illness. These are deadly diseases that are taking lives daily. So please, let’s be cautious of the words we use when discussing ED’s and other mental illnesses. It’s time we start taking mental illness as serious as physical illnesses.”