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    Demi Lovato Revealed That An Eating Disorder Led To Her Near-Fatal Overdose In 2018

    "I'm not willing to destroy my mental health to look a certain way anymore."

    Demi Lovato is speaking out about her near-fatal opioid overdose in 2018 — and revealing that an untreated eating disorder contributed to the relapse in her sobriety.

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    The pop star was a guest on Ashley Graham's Pretty Big Deal podcast, where she explained that she was "tired of running [herself] into the ground with workouts and extreme dieting."

    In the lead-up to the overdose, Demi says she thought she was recovering from a previous eating disorder, when in reality, she "actually was just completely falling into it."

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    "And I just realized that, like, maybe my symptoms weren’t as obvious as before, but it was definitely an eating issue," she explained.

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    Demi also called out the people around her who pressured her to lose weight:

    “I think when you have certain people around you that are telling you certain things, that you should look a certain way, it makes it harder."

    “I was in that situation, and I was just running myself into the ground," she said.

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    "And I honestly think that’s kind of what led to everything happening over the past year," she revealed. "It was just, like, me thinking I found recovery when I didn’t, and then living this kind of lie and trying to tell the world I was happy with myself when I really wasn’t.”

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    The singer went on to say that she's now choosing to embrace her body, and that with her next album cycle, she's "not going to try to look a certain way or fit a certain mold."

    "I had to work my ass off every day in the gym, six days a week, to maintain that figure. And it's just like, that led me only one way. I don't want to go down that path again."

    "I'm not willing to destroy my mental health to look a certain way anymore."

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    Major props to Demi for speaking out on this. We know it's going to help so many people out there dealing with similar issues.

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    You can listen to Demi's full conversation with Ashley Graham here.

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