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Demi Lovato Opens Up About Being Suicidal at Age 7

Demi Lovato Opens Up About Being Suicidal at Age 7

Demi Lovato is opening up about suicide and suicidal thoughts in her new episode on Dr. Phil, airing Tuesday (March 20).

“The very first time I was suicidal was when I was seven. I had this fascination with death,” the 25-year-old singer said on the show. “I have experienced things that I have not talked about, and I don’t know if I ever will talk about. But at seven, I knew that if I were to take my own life, that the pain would end.”

“It came back several times — when I was struggling with depression, my bipolar disorder. And there was a while there when my mom was afraid to wake me up in the mornings because she didn’t know if she opened the door if I would be alive or not,” Demi continued. “Because every time I cut, it got deeper and deeper.”

Demi also spoke about addiction on the show.

“I think the everlasting addiction in my life has been food. My eating disorder started when I was very young. That’s something that I deal with on a daily basis,” she continued. “It’s kind of the last thing to go.”

“I feel like I’ve conquered my addiction and alcoholism, where I don’t even think about it anymore. But my struggles with my food issues are something that I still deal with,” Demi added. “But I’m growing, and I’m in a really good place today.”

Watch a promo from her appearance below…

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  • Dean L

    Can she stop?

  • Mike Gallett

    At the age of 7 I wanted to stab myself with a pencil..because mom wouldn’t go to a water park with me ;-) Kids can’t know shit at such a young age… Many of us were dumb kids… She’s always so depressing and dramatic

  • Michael Lambretti

    I know, poor me, I have had such a hard life. Cry for me. Whatever…

  • Gina

    She loves telling the world how damaged she is.

  • dontfrigwithmyfood

    Brave girl for being so open and honest which helps others do the same hopefully

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