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Demi Lovato Enters Rehab

Are You Surprised by the Problems of Disney Stars?

Demi Lovato left her international tour with the Jonas Brothers yesterday to seek treatment for "emotional and physical issues that she has dealt with for some time," which apparently include cutting herself and an eating disorder. The 18-year-old Disney star's decision to get professional help was apparently caused by a fight with someone she traveled with, though her father says that the pressures of Hollywood have been a part of the problem for a while. Demi's not the first Disney star to run into trouble, with former Mouseketeer Britney Spears also having gone through a rough period, but the company stands behind their talent. They released a statement saying, "We support Demi's decision to put her health first and we send her our best wishes." It's tough out there for young stars, especially girls, so tell us — are you surprised by the problems of Disney stars?

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CourtneYtB873 CourtneYtB873 5 years
and P.S she looks AMAZING, there is NO need for her to cut herself or have issues with anorexia...just because you look NORMAL doesnt mean you're fat and doesnt take away from the person you are within...thats what upsets me the most is how these young celebrites feel pressured to look, dress, act the part of a mature, grown up adult and that shouldnt be the case....its really sad they dont get to have a CHILDHOOD
CourtneYtB873 CourtneYtB873 5 years
these parents have got to know what the celebrity and entertainment world can do to a young girl. personally i dont condone FAME at such a young age, i know there has to be young famous people in order to entertain in movies, music, etc, but if you allow your children to do this, you need to keep a close tab on them and i think these parents see the $$ signs and they forget about truly PARENTING and they feel the child overpowers them. but when it comes to life threatening situations, long term damage, etc...the fame and $$ is not worth it. and not to mention how this looks on her as being a role model to these YOUNG girls who look up to her and want to be like her. i sure hope she is ok and can handle the situation, change her life for the best and come back and show that no matter what anyways SAYS, everyone is their own individual person no matter size, color, beliefs, etc and can use her situation to help people!
reba506 reba506 5 years
Reading some of the horrible comments on here is crazy, and I can't even imagine what she must feel like when people say them to her face. Let's not forget that she is still a teenager, thus the combination of insecurity and a hectic work schedule can be dire. Have compassion and hope that she gets better rather than ranting about some garbage about her being spoiled. She has serious emotional issues and if she deals with them properly, then she can emerge as a positive role model for many girls dealing with the same issues.
alyssa88 alyssa88 5 years
what 'pressures' does she have? it's not like actresses are anorexic. I'm thinking it was she had 'pressures of hollywood' to cover up something else
ilanac13 ilanac13 5 years
surprised - not really but it's definitely sad and a shame. i think that we all figured she was one of the good ones but she's having a hard time apparently. i hope that treatment does something good for her.
Burkina Burkina 5 years
Nah not surprised. Their parents let them do whatever they want because they most often buy the house and their parents shove them into this career.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 5 years
There's the child star factor, and then there is the additional pressure of being a "role model" that comes specifically with Disney stardom. Most people I know who are successful, well adjusted adults had the opportunity to mess up when they were kids.
Carri Carri 5 years
These poor kids have never been kids. Their stage parents and the Disney machine have been pressuring them since Day 1.
letter2elise letter2elise 5 years
Poor girl. I hope she gets the help she needs. Being a teen is hard! I remember her talking about being bullied and having to pull out of school. I wish her the best.
catita85 catita85 5 years
It seems that between overambitious parents and the Disney machine, all the child stars have lots of psychological and addiction issues. Britney, Lindsay, Demi, and sadly, I think Miley will wound up like this too.
GTCB GTCB 5 years
All these young girls are basket cases.
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