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Demi Lovato is on top! She’s currently on tour, just finished a round of auditions as an X-Factor panelist, and will host the Teen Choice Awards on July 22nd.

PHOTO: Demi Lovato Is A Ray Of Sunshine In August’s Self Magazine!

But even when you’re on top, you have your lows. Emotional pain can lead to physical pain.

In the latest issue of Self Magazine, the 19-year-old opened up about something that cuts deep, and that’s literally cutting yourself.

“There were times I felt so anxious, almost like I was crawling out of my skin — that if I didn’t do something physical to match the way I felt inside, I would explode,” she explained about her issues prior to entering a treatment center in late 2010. “I cut myself to take my mind off that. I just didn’t care what happened. I had no fear.”

Aside from cutting, Demi has had bouts with an eating disorder and a bipolar disorder. In fact, in her documentary Stay Strong, the pop star divulged how all of those issues are still an everyday struggle, but it’s something she works at on a daily basis.

BLOG: Struggle Is Struggle & Everyone Goes Through It!

And it seems like she’s doing a lot better nowadays.

She says:

“You can choose to work toward happiness or not. I used to expect it to come to me, but it takes more than seeing a therapist once a week.”

Demi Lovato looks great with a smile on her face – just look at the Self Magazine cover.

We’re glad that she’s in a much happier place!


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