Demi Lovato is opening up about her drug and alcohol addiction in a new revealing interview with Access Hollywood.
The 21-year-old singer/actress sat down with Kit Hoover to discuss her troubled past, “Something I’ve never talked about before, but with my drug use I could hide it to where I would sneak drugs,” Demi started to explain.
“I couldn’t go without 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine and I would bring it on airplanes. I would smuggle it basically and just wait until everyone in first class would go to sleep and I would do it right there. I’d sneak to the bathroom and I’d do it. That’s how difficult it got and that was even with somebody [with me], I had a sober companion, somebody who was watching me 24/7 and living with me [and] I was able to hide it from them as well.”
“I was going to the airport and I had a Sprite bottle just filled with vodka and it was just nine in the morning and I was throwing up in the car and this was just to get on a plane to go back to LA to the sober living house that I was staying at…I had all the help in the world, but I didn’t want it,”Demi said about hitting rock bottom.
“When I hit that moment I was like, it’s no longer fun when you’re doing it alone. I’ve really never talked about this stuff before… I don’t know if I should be sharing this,” she said.
“I’m very, very good at manipulating people and that was something that I did in my disease,” Demi explained. “I would manipulate everyone around me. There were times I would just continue to lie, so that everything looked OK on the outside.”
I’m so proud of Demi, I think it’s amazing when celebrities like herself can share stories like this in hopes of maybe helping someone who might be going through what she went through.
Emmy Rossum covers the January 2014 issue of Companymagazine.
Looking stylish, the 27-year-old actress talked candidly about her role on ‘Shameless,’ “I did watch [The British version of Shameless] because I kind of wanted to know the tone,” Emmy said. “But then I started watching it on mute. I didn’t want to hear the delivery of dialogue and I was so concerned I would just try and mimic it. I wanted that part sooo badly… [At first] I got “she’s too polished, she’s too glam. She’s from New York and goes to the Met Ball. No one would believe her as Southside Chicago.”
Emmy also opened up about drug use, “[My mum is] very old-fashioned about ethics and drugs and alcohol. Weirdly she is very progressive about boys. She never had a thing with me going out on dates, even at 15 or 16… I would say there was a lot of openness in the house – but no drugs, no alcohol. To this day, I’ve never done a hard drug. I’ve never done cocaine, I’ve never done heroin, I’ve never done Ecstasy, which is literally everywhere. It just was never interesting to me. The feeling of being out of control or doing anything that could potentially harm me was just not my cup of tea. I would literally rather run down the street naked and I’ve done almost that.”
You can pick up the new issue of Company on newsstands December 11th.