I cut myself to deal with anxiety: Demi Lovato

Jul 18, 2012, 08:25 IST | PTI

Singer Demi Lovato, who has earlier been vague while discussing her self-harming, has opened up to say that she cut herself to deal with her inner anxiety.

The X Factor judge, 19, has generally been candid about what caused her to check into treatment in late 2010 for 'emotional and physical issues'.

Demi Lovato

"There were times I felt so anxious, almost like I was crawling out of my skin that if I didn't do something physical to match the way I felt inside, I would explode," Lovato said. "I cut myself to take my mind off that.

I just didn't care what happened. I had no fear." Luckily, the former Disney star has been making positive strides on a daily basis. "I make time for myself and meditate.

I've spent the past two years getting over an eating disorder and issues like self-harming and bipolar disorder. I have to work on this stuff every day. I'm reminded of that whenever I eat or feel down." 

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