Demi Lovato has claimed their team ‘barricaded’ them in a hotel room to control an eating disorder.
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In a new interview on the Spotify podcast call her daddy, Lovato claims that a member of their management team placed controls on food consumption, such as taking food out of the hotel room or removing the phone so they could not order room service. The musician claimed in the interview that the measures had “exacerbated” an existing eating disorder and made them bulimic again.
They go on to claim that after sneaking out of the hotel room one night and “getting pissed off and purging,” the security guard “went past my room or was informed that they had barricaded my hotel room. They put furniture in front of my door so I couldn’t go out, sneak in, and eat if I wanted to. It was this level of control when it came to my food, which only made my eating disorder worse.
They allege that their eating disorder worsened to the point that they began to vomit blood and that despite seeking help they were discouraged from doing so by a member of their family. crew.
“It was 2017,” they recall, “and this person looked at me and said, ‘You’re not sick enough.’ And I think that was his way of saying, ‘No, you’re not going to take the treatment again, because if you do, it’s going to hurt me.’
“And so I didn’t, I didn’t go back to treatment. And less than a year later, I ended up overdosing… I felt trapped, I felt like I couldn’t get out of this.
Lovato said they were controlling because of their “image” and wanted them to look “thin”.
You can listen to the full interview above. NME has reached out to Lovato’s team for comment.
Lovato recently released her latest album “Holy Fvuk”. Reviewing the new album, NME wrote: “While ‘Holy Fvck’ is a funeral for Lovato’s pop music, it also marks a new beginning, with the rebirth of an artist. As the musician explores this fierce sonic world and celebrates his musical roots, it’s the start of a bold new era.