Demi Lovato got her hair pulled by fans in Venezuela on Sunday (15.04.12).

The 19-year-old singer has been enjoying her time in the South American country but was shocked her fans could still get so close when she had 17 bodyguards to protect her.

She wrote on twitter: ''17 freaking bodyguards yesterday and I STILL got my hair pulled!!! Hahahahaha Venezuela you are INSANE!!! I love you guys. (sic)''

However, she has not let the unfortunate incident upset her too much, following up with twitter tourist pictures showing how ''beautiful'' and ''stunning'' the country is.

Demi is a regular twitter user and she recently hit out at people who attack her via the internet, saying she felt sorry for those who felt the need to lash out at her online.

She said: ''It really surprises me the hateful things people say on the internet. After all the awareness of cyber-bullying ... I mean wow. So sad.

''Praying for all the people in the world who feel it's okay to bully people over the internet because if you are one of those people, then ... You must have had something really terrible happen to your childhood or you're really sick in the head. Must suck to be born without a heart. (sic)''