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Demi Lovato Thought She’d Be Dead by 21

By Samantha Boden
Posted On Jun 28, 2016

Sometimes Demi Lovato seems like she’s a lot older than 23, so it’s no surprise that the singer has lived fast since becoming famous at a young age. So fast, in fact, that Demi tells American Way Magazine that she didn’t expect to live past the age of 21. Demi candidly discussed her former struggles with eating disorders and drug use with the magazine. And it all started when she was just a toddler. The singer explains how her grandmother was bulimic and says, “Even though I was 2 or 3 years old, being around somebody who was 80 pounds and had an active eating disorder, it’s hard not to grow up like that.” Demi also said that she would self-medicate using alcohol, cocaine, and oxycontin, which landed her in rehab by her early 20s. She says that she lived fast and was going to die young. We’re glad to see Demi is doing much better!