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Demi Lovato heads to treatment center, drops out of Jonas Brothers tour

11/01/2010 by Kristina Lopez

Demi Lovato, who turned 18 on August 20, speaks to OnTheRedCarpet.com at the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, California in late July. She performed there as part of the 'Shop 'Til You Rock summer mall tour'. (Photo credit: OnTheRedCarpet.com)Teen star Demi Lovato has dropped out of the Jonas Brothers tour to enter into a treatment center.

"Demi Lovato left her tour early this weekend in order to seek medical treatment for emotional and physical issues she has dealt with for some time," her representative said in a statement to MTV. "Demi has decided to take personal responsibility for her actions and seek help. She is doing just that."

"[Demi] regrets not being able to finish her tour, but is looking forward to getting back to work in the near future," the representative added. The music channel also reports that Lovato shut down her Twitter page over the weekend.

The Associated Press reports that a source who spoke to the wire service under the condition of anonymity says that Lovato entered treatment and has in the past dealt with "problems including an eating disorder and cutting herself."

Lovato has spoke candidly about being bullied in school when she was younger. In an interview with The Asssociated Press in 2009, Lovato says she left middle school because the bullying become unbearable. "It was more verbal harassment than physical abuse, but that's actually more scarring than anything," she told the wire service. "And I had to leave because I just couldn't deal with it. And I've home-schooled ever since."

Lovato and Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers, her co-stars in the Disney Channel film Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, used to date. She has admitted she wished she had kept quiet about her relationship with him.

"It's not very much fun when you break up in a public relationship," Lovato told People magazine. "So, maybe next time keep a secret."

"You want to say to your fans, 'Guess what, I'm so in love with somebody,'" she said. "You want to shout it from the rooftops. That's what you do when you fall in love. At the same time, I learned my lesson. You know, I'll go public when I marry someone one day."

Lovato said in March she and Jonas were dating. The two met while filming the first Camp Rock film in 2007. Lovato announced in late May that they had broken up, saying they would remain friends.

Disney is the parent company of OnTheRedCarpet.com.


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