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Demi Lovato on Supportive Fans, Shirley Temple and Emotional Breakdowns

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On this weeks’ episode of This Is How I Made It (Dec. 1, 12 p.m. ET on MTV), Demi Lovato offers these tidbits about life:

On recognizing her passion: “From a very young age I always wanted to be onstage and I just knew that it was my destiny. I wanted to be the next Shirley Temple.” 

On the personal demons when her career took off: “You have to have all of your [stuff] together before you can embark on this journey because it is very important that you have a healthy view on this industry rather than going into it with your own problems already. That’s when it spirals out of control.”

On the emotional breakdown that halted her career: “I was working ridiculous hours and I was doing so much because I wanted to take advantage of the momentum and the opportunity, but I sacrificed my health for that. I had to really hit rock bottom before I recognized that I was putting my career in jeopardy.”

On putting her well-being first: “I’ve learned so much about myself since my experience in rehab. I had to learn that if I do want to live this healthy lifestyle I have to work for it, just as hard if not harder than my career.”

On her ups and downs over the past eight months: “My fans have been a huge inspiration to me, and the support that they’ve given me has helped me through this entire experience of trying to become healthy and succeed at the same time.” 

I love that she’s had some ups and downs and emotional turmoil, and yet she seems to have a good head on her shoulders about how to move forward in a positive and healthy way.

Jane Boursaw is the founder and editor-in-chief of Reel Life With Jane. Her credits include hundreds of print and online publications, including The New York Times, People Magazine, Variety, Moviefone, TV Squad and more. Follow her on Twitter at @reellifejane.

Jane Boursaw has written posts on Reel Life With Jane.


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