Former Disney star Demi Lovato revealed shocking details about her troubled past with drug use, telling Access Hollywood, “I couldn’t go 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine, and I would bring it on airplanes. I would smuggle it basically and just wait until everyone in first class would go to sleep, and I would do it right there. I’d sneak to the bathroom, and I’d do it. I had a sober companion, somebody who was watching me 24/7 and living with me [and] I was able to hide it from them as well.” The Camp Rock star checked into rehab in October 2010, soon after assaulting one of her back up dancers while touring with the Jonas Brothers’ Live in Concert tour. She then immediately withdrew from both the tour and her Disney Channel show, Sonny With a Chance. Lovato said the exact moment where she knew she hit rock bottom was when she was at an airport at 9 a.m. with a sprite bottle filled with vodka.
“I think at 19 years old, I had a moment where I was like, ‘Oh my God … that is alcoholic behavior. [It’s] no longer, I’m young and rebellious and out having fun. It was, wow, I’m one of those people … I gotta get my s— together,” she said. Also having admitted to cutting herself since age 11 and struggling with bipolar disorder, Lovato left the treatment facility in January 2011 and has dedicated herself to being a role model for her younger fans. She recently recorded an original song, Let it Go, for the box-office hit Frozen and is also set to star in Paranormal Activity 5 (2014). ~ Jennifer Yoo