Demi Lovato leaves treatment center after nearly three months
Demi Lovato, star of the Disney channel's "Sonny With a Chance," has returned home on Friday after nearly three months of inpatient treatment for "physical and emotional issues."
The 18-year-old actress returned home to Los Angeles and plans on continuing outpatient treatment. She recently thanked her fans for their support "during this difficult time."
Lovato's lawyers recently reached a settlement agreement with the singer and actress' backup dancer and former friend, Alex Welch. The two were reportedly involved in a violent confrontation before Lovato left the Jonas Brothers tour to begin rehab.
Reports of the tussle were leaked to the press weeks after Lovato checked herself into a medical center, without disclosing her precise ailment or what prompted her to seek treatment. The singer had up until then kept a low profile and deleted her Twitter page. Lovato's Disney show, "Sonny With a Chance," was in danger of cancellation before producers decided to shoot a "show-within-a-show" called "So Random!" which proceeded without Lovato's title character. The third season of "Sonny" began filming on Friday, but producers said they plan on filming "So Random!" for the time being and it has yet to be decided whether Lovato will return to set on Monday.
Earlier this month, Lovato took home the People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Guest Star for her guest appearance on the ABC medical drama series "Grey's Anatomy." Lovato played a troubled teenage patient.
Lovato's representatives have yet to make a statement.