Demi has said that she considered quitting the entertainment industry following her time in a treatment center.
The former Disney star battled substance abuse, self harm, depression and an eating disorder due to ongoing pressures from her singing and acting career, checking into treatment last year.
In a recent interview with Metro, she said that she wanted to give up on singing after her stay.
“I thought, ‘I’m exhausted, people don’t understand and so many people are being negative towards me’,” she explained. “It’s hard. There are so many pressures that are put on to you when you’re in this industry.”
The 19-year-old singer credited encouragement from her fans for motivating her to continue, adding: “They’ve said I’m an inspiration for helping them deal with their issues… I didn’t expect that to happen. I just wanted to be a singer. It’s taken me on a more meaningful journey.”
Though she is now sober, Lovato has said that she does not plan on returning to acting until she feels she is fully recovered. She is currently focusing on her singing career, and plans to record new material this year.