Demi Lovato Dishes On Her Bipolar Disorder & Binge Drinking: “I’d Get ****-Faced And Go Crazy!”
On the cover of the Summer issue of Cosmopolitan for Latinas, Demi Lovato is crowned the “Fun, Fearless Latina of the Year. But the singer explains that having fun doesn’t mean getting wasted. No longer suffering from a dependency on drugs and alcohol, the “Neon Lights” singer opens up on the surprising way she celebrated her last birthday.
“I was used to drinking and doing drugs on my birthday,” she says. “I always imagined my 21st being a huge party where I’d get shit-faced and go crazy. But I realized that there’s so much more to life than that.”
Instead, Demi spent her special day last August in Kenya with the Free the Children charity.
“Imagine walking 10 miles a day just to get water for your family,” she says. “We have so much to be grateful for.”
After completing rehab, Demi is also grateful for getting her bipolar disorder in check.
“It’s a daily thing,” Lovato says of her disease. “I treat it with medication. Not everybody does that, but for me it works. That’s what works for me—medicating, checking in with people, being honest, and being grateful for things.”
Now that she’s healthy, the former The X-Factor judge hopes to be an inspiration for young girls.
“When I was younger, I needed someone in the spotlight to idolize, who stood for positivity and light and happiness, and wanted to change the world,” she explained to the magazine. “And because I didn’t have that, I realized I want to do that, if only for my 12-year-old little sister.”
And as a role model, Lovato realizes she must start with inspiring herself to continue to strive towards bigger and better goals.
“I’m very proud of how far I’ve come, but I definitely want to win a Grammy one day, and I dream of winning an Oscar,” Lovato says of her future aspirations. “I want to continue to tour and build my fan base and make music that will last for decades.”
Do you think Demi Lovato is a good role model for young girls?