After having a nervous breakdown and checking herself into rehab for physical and emotional issues last fall —18-year-old star Demi Lovato completed her in-patient treatment in late January and this week, she bravely opened up about personal struggles in the latest issue of Seventeen magazine in an effort to help other young girls overcome their issues.
Yet in spite all of this, Demi isn’t using the word brave to describe herself — but rather, fellow actress Catherine Zeta-Jones. In the wake of Zeta-Jones’ surprising revelation that she sought treatment for Bipolar II disorder, Demi said she can relate to the Academy Award-winning actress’ struggles. "I don't know Catherine Zeta-Jones personally but what she has decided to do is SO brave," Lovato Tweeted Thursday. "And SO difficult but worth it... I'm proud of her."
Obviously, Demi’s recent experiences have taught her that it’s important to ask for help sometimes. "I was really bad off," she told Seventeen. "My parents and my manager pulled me aside and said, 'You need to get some help.' It was an intervention. I wanted freedom from the inner demons. I wanted to start my life over." And that she has!