Demi Lovato on almost quitting fame and inspiring her fans
Speaking to London's Metro newspaper, the 'Skyscraper' singer revealed that she didn't understand why people who didn't know her were being so judgemental and negative, and the public attitude turned her off to being famous. When asked if she ever felt like quitting, Lovato said:
"Absolutely. I thought: ‘I’m exhausted, people don’t understand and so many people are being negative towards me.’ It’s hard. There are so many pressures that are put on to you when you’re in this industry. But I love doing it, I love singing, I don’t want to give that up just because the going gets tough."
She also stressed that her fans have provided her with an incredible pillar of support and to be able to inspire them on their own personal journeys through life is very rewarding, considering what she has been through to get where she is today:
"They’ve said I’m an inspiration for helping them deal with their issues, whether that’s eating disorders or cutting themselves [Lovato has had personal problems with both]. I didn’t expect that to happen. I just wanted to be a singer. It’s taken me on a more meaningful journey."
Talking about her tattoos, Lovato added: "I’ve got a little heart on my wrist, which my fans used to draw on their wrists every day that I was in treatment. I thought what better way to say thank you than to get one tattooed on my wrist."
"It was incredible to have that support and I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in today without them. I look at my wrists every day and I’m very thankful to my fans."
Watch her emotionally fuelled music video for 'Skyscraper' here:
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