Demi Lovato reveals the intervention that set her straight
Last week Demi Lovato opened up in a tell-all interview revealing she’d smuggled cocaine onto airplanes during the peak of her addiction, and in the same chat with Access Hollywood, she shared that it was an intervention from her mum that set her on the road to recovery.
“My mum specifically said, ‘You know, we’re going to move back to Texas and you’re not going to be able to be around your little sister,’” she explained, speaking of her 11-year-old half sister Madison De La Garza, who plays Eva Longoria’s daughter in ‘Desperate Housewives.’
Demi’s mum Dianna, who sat in on the interview, added: “I couldn’t allow her, at that point, to be around her little sister because of the things that we found out, that really were going on. I had to set an example for Madison, I had to protect her.”
The ‘Heart Attack’ singer shared that she had a ‘light bulb moment’ when she was 19 after an intervention from her “management, my entire team, business manager, lawyers, everyone and my parents.”
“At 19 years old I had a moment where I was like, oh my God, that’s alcoholic behaviour. That’s no longer ‘I’m young and I’m rebellious and I’m out having fun,’ it was like, ‘Wow I’m one of those people, at 19. I’ve gotta get my sh*t together.’”
Lovato has been very open with her fans about her long road to recovery, explaining that her time in rehab helped her to learn more about who she is and in turn enable her to help others sharing the same struggles.
“There’s too many things to name that I learned about myself,” she said.