Joe Jonas: Demi Lovato Encouraged Me to Smoke Pot as a Teen

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According to Jonas, things kept building up until Lovato reached a breaking point. “Demi ended up punching a girl in the face on a place, because she thought the girl was blaming her for something. Everybody gasped, and the girl just started bleeding. That’s when her team and her family told her, ‘You need to go to rehab.’”

He details fans in Latin America believed that Lovato had been kicked off the tour, causing backlash from the media. However, he sets the record straight, insisting that Lovato's friend and family sent her to get help. 

Joe Jonas also spills the details on his first experience with pot.

“The first time I smoked weed was with Demi and Miley [Cyrus],” he says. “I must have been 17 or 18. They kept saying ‘Try it! Try it!’ so I gave it a shot, and it was all right. I don’t even smoke weed that often anymore.”

Lovato has been open about her struggles with substance and drug abuse, even releasing a book earlier this year and celebrating the anniversary of her sobriety. 

It seems that Jonas, too, has come a long way since his days as a Disney star. “Now that I’m 24 and have control of my life," he writes. "I’m going back to the drawing board."

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