Demi Lovato Checks Into Treatment Center, Quits Jonas Tour
Demi Lovato, one of Disney's biggest names, checked herself into a treatment center to deal with an eating disorder and cutting herself, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Monday night.
The 18-year-old Lovato checked herself into a facility to address the concerns, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly due to the sensitivity of the matter.
Lovato, who is star of Disney's "Camp Rock" movies and the sitcom "Sonny With a Chance," was on an international tour as a special guest of the Jonas Brothers, but left the tour over the weekend to enter an undisclosed facility, according to statement released by her representative Monday night.
"Demi has decided to take personal responsibility for her actions and seek help," the statement said. "She is doing just that. Demi and her family ask that the media respect her privacy during this difficult time."
According to TMZ, Lovato recently got into a physical altercation with a female on tour with her, but that report was not confirmed by Lovato's rep.
Lovato also unexpectedly shut down her Twitter page over the weekend. Soon after, the hashtag #demicomeback became a Twitter trending topic, according to CNN.
Her rep said Lovato regretted not finishing the tour but "is looking forward to getting back to work in the near future."
Additional reporting: Monica Herrera and M. Tye Comer
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