The singer and actress is admitting that promoters would give her free drugs and alcohol so she would come back to their restaurants and clubs which would get them in the press.
“Promoters gave me drugs and alcohol in restaurants or clubs. They wanted me to come back so I would be seen there. They were basically kissing my ass,” says the 19-year-old.
“I thought they were my friends. I thought I was having fun. Being a celebrity can be dangerous. Nobody says ‘no’. That’s why so many end up overdosing and dying. It could definitely have happened to me.”
The Disney star admits that she was using the drugs and alcohol to cope with her sadness.
When asked whether she has used cocaine, Lovato replied “It’s something I don’t really want to talk about.”
“What I can say is that I was depressed. I would come off stage in front of 18,000 people and suddenly be alone in a hotel room. I’d come crashing down and would try to find a way to recreate that feeling, to stay ‘up’.”
Lovato was admitted to a rehab facility back in 2010, but is apparently sober and recovering as of now.