Disney star Demi Lovato confesses to eating disorder


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Demi Lovato has revealed her recent rehab stint was for an eating disorder, in a story she has written for Seventeen magazine.

The 18-year-old singer-and-actress — who left an unnamed Chicago-based facility in January after being admitted in November — entered the clinic because she was struggling with the "life-long disease" but is now coping with it thanks to the treatment she received, though she knows it is a problem she will battle for the rest of her life.

She said: "I wish I could tell every young girl with an eating disorder, or who has harmed herself in any way, that she's worthy of life and that her life has meaning. You can overcome and get through anything.

"Yes, there have been times when I definitely have been tempted to get rid of my dinner. But I will deal with it for the rest of my life because it's a life-long disease."

The Disney star encouraged those dealing with similar issues to seek help from their friends and family.