It seems amazing how often you hear the word rehab in celebrity Gossip columns. It is as if every time you hear this popular term, rehab, with the name of a celebrity, those mentioned are instantaneously lost in a vat of members of the popular community who will forever be remembered for just one thing – that time they were “junkies”. Usually, reporters/paparazzi search for one bad characteristic and then build and build and build off of it – similar to the behavior of a parasite. BUT this time, Demi Lovato breaks this social norm and is shown… mercy?

According to her publicist, Demi Lovato has entered rehab for “emotional and physical issues” (newsfeed.time.com). Automatically, we are all enticed to believe that Lovato is a “drug mongering tramp, with no place in children’s media” – a quote made by my mother, when I told her the news. But it seems that Lovato doesn’t fit the beloved drugged-up children’s star schema we all love to hear about. After a fight with one of the members of her staff, Lovato decided to enter herself into a center to deal with her “emotional and physical issues.” It was later revealed that Lovato’s publicist made a bit of an understatement regarding her condition.

GossipCenter.com reports that Lovato’s “emotional and physical issues actually” include a series of “self mutilations (cutting) and an eating disorder.” I’m not sure why the publicist decided to hide this from Lovato’s fan base. We feel a huge sense of understanding and remorse. Lovato, who has been pressured into show business from a young age, has, basically, been destined to this child-star lifestyle of “emotional and physical issues.” Poor girl skipped out on her childhood to be in the children’s television series Barney & Friends (2003), and has been promoting her career ever since. Our bets were on a rehab-laden future after being stuck with Barney for an extended period of tim…

We can only hope that Lovato recovers from the predictable stage of emotional rehabilitation and returns to a satisfying life in show business.

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