After a report surfaced that Demi Lovato had entered treatment again, her camp has confirmed to MTV News that the story is anything but true.
A gossip website reported on January 19 that the singer/actress had checked into a Malibu treatment center to deal with substance-abuse issues. However, the Blind Gossip report didn’t pick up steam until this week. When MTV News reached out to her reps for comment on Wednesday (January 25), they said, “Demi’s team confirmed it’s untrue.”
Earlier this week, Lovato did have some news for her fans when she announced she was taking a break from Twitter. “Twitter break. It’s for the best actually. Who allows me to have this thing anyways?!!! I just get myself in trouble! Haha. Anyway… BYE!” she tweeted on Saturday.
It’s not the first time Lovato has left the social networking site. She quit tweeting in October 2010, shortly before she entered a treatment facility to deal with personal issues including eating disorders and cutting. Lovato joined Twitter again in May 2011, months after she left the center.
Since returning to the spotlight, she has focused her music career, including her 2011 album, Unbroken, which launched her empowering hit single “Skyscraper.” She is currently working on the video for her next single, “Give Your Heart a Break.”
Lovato has become a voice for young people struggling with personal issues. In December, she visited and spoke to patients at the Timberline Knolls Center, where she had received treatment.
“To be able to share my story and let them know that it gets easier … Life is beautiful … you are worthy of it,” Lovato said. “Please say a prayer for all of those struggling with eating disorders, self-harm, mood disorders and substance abuse.”