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Demi Lovato Recalls Gruelling 14-Hour Days In Rehab

She was determined to fight her demons

By Shaun Kitchener on Tuesday 21st February 2012 Photo by

Demi Lovato has opened up about the intensive treatment she received whilst in rehab last year.

The teen starlet spent Christmas 2010 in a facility, where she worked on her issues with self-harming, bullemia and bipolar disorder.

Speaking to Daily Mail's You, she said of her recovery: "The key is that you have to want it. The problem with a lot of celebrities is that they go into rehab, but they don’t stay for the full amount of time. I wanted to go home after 30 days, but they told me, 'No, you’re not better'.

"I went through 14 hours of therapy every day. It wasn’t fun. There were sessions from seven in the morning until nine at night.  It was constant emotional work and exhausting; by the end of the day, all you wanted to do was sleep."

She added that she was inspired by being surrounded by women from all walks of life. ‘It was very humbling," she said. "I had been used to waking up in hotels, getting room service for breakfast and having my room cleaned. Now I had to make my own bed.

"I wasn’t allowed to use the bathroom by myself because they were afraid that I was going to purge, and we weren’t allowed to have razors, so I had hairy legs. And we had no mobile phones."

She also vowed to put her music career above her acting. "When you are on stage singing, you are far away from people, you’re not up close and it’s very liberating," she said.

Her single 'Skyscraper' is out in the UK on February 27, and the album Unbroken follows on March 4.

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