Demi Lovato fought hard and recovered after being treated for anorexia and bulimia two years ago, but the X Factor judge says it’s difficult being on camera and still doesn’t watch herself on TV.
“It is still hard being in front of the camera when you have suffered from eating disorders, and I still don’t watch my episodes. It is hard,” Demi said at a recent taping.
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“I think ultimately my main thing is singing,” she said after being asked about future acting roles. “Maybe movies once in a while, if the right role comes along.”
In her new book Staying Strong: 365 Days A Year, Demi talks about her struggles and says writing the book helped her overcome many hurdles. “This book helps me continue to help me love myself, and it changes my self esteem and my thought process,” she said. “I just feel a lot happier. I feel great.”
The 21-year-old says that she would not have survived without treatment. “The harsh reality is that I wouldn’t be alive,” she said.
“I wouldn’t have a book or be a judge. I wouldn’t be alive. At one point nobody thought I was going to make it. But here I am, standing here today as a judge. I am here today breathing and have a heartbeat, and that is what I am thankful for.”