Demi Lovato - Demi Lovato: 'I Had Suicidal Thoughts As A Seven Year Old'

Demi Lovato has opened up about the extent of her battles with depression, revealing she had suicidal thoughts as a seven year old.

The singer/actress got her big break aged seven when she landed a role on hit kids show Barney & Friends, but despite her tender years, she was already struggling with dark thoughts.

In an interview with America's Cosmopolitan magazine, she admits, "At the time I was just so grateful to be on Tv, but I was also really struggling. Even before Barney, I was suicidal. I was seven."

The X Factor judge has been extremely open about her battles with mental health issues since she suffered a meltdown in 2010 and spent time recuperating in rehab.

She has also candidly spoken about her battles with eating disorder bulimia and self-harming, but Lovato explains that there are many other experiences she has kept to herself, adding, "I've talked about being bullied and the years of being a teenager, but I went through things when I was younger that I've never talked about that probably caused me to turn out the way I ended up turning out."

The latest revelation comes after Lovato admitted her school principal instructed her to sign a "suicide contract" at the time over fears for her wellbeing.

Lovato was dealt another blow last week (begs17Jun13) when her estranged father Patrick lost his cancer battle at the age of 54.


Contactmusic

Tags: Demi Lovato

Advertisement

More Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato - Really Don't Care [Live] Video

As part of her performance on the Honda Stage for Vivio Certified SuperFanFest, Demi Lovato gave a live performance of her song, 'Really Don't Care'.

Demi Lovato - Give Your Heart A Break [Live] Video

'Give Your Heart a Break' was performed by Demi Lovato on the Honda Stage during the Vivo Certified SuperFanFest.

Demi Lovato - Heart Attack [Live] Video

Demi Lovato recorded a live performance of 'Heart Attack' while in concert for Vivo Certified SuperFanFest on the Honda Stage.

Demi Lovato - Certified SuperFanFest [Full Gig] Video

Demi Lovato recorded her entire live concert on the Honda Stage for Vivo Certified SuperFanFest, and has made it available to watch....

Advertisement

Demi Lovato - My Love Is Like A Star [Live] Video

Demi Lovato recorded her live performance of 'My Love is Like a Star' while on the Honda Stage for Vivo Certified SuperFanFest.

Demi Lovato - Don't Forget / Catch Me (Acoustic Medley) [Live] Video

While performing on the Honda Stage for Vivo Certified SuperFanFest, Demi Lovato gave a live acoustic medley of 'Don't Forget' and 'Catch Me'.

Demi Lovato - Skyscraper [Live] Video

While performing on the Honda Stage for Vivo Certified SuperFanFest, Demi Lovato gave a live performance of 'Skyscraper'.

Demi Lovato - Fan Award Presentation (Vevo Certified SuperFanFest) presented by Honda Stage Video

As part of her performance for Vivo Certified SuperFanFest on the Honda Stage, Demi Lovato was presented with an award from her fans.

Advertisement

Comments

Demi Lovato Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Demi Lovato

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All