Demi Lovato has admitted that she tried to “fake it” until she made it as part of her plan to get an early discharge from rehab.
The singer was sent to rehab in 2010 for eating disorder, cutting and depression.
“The best piece of advice is to fake it till you make it. When I first went into treatment, I didn’t want to be there, and I was kind of like, ‘I’ll just fake it until I make it.’ I stayed in there, and I started believing that I was in there for the right reasons, she told MTV News.
“And even though I didn’t want to be there at the time, some girls might not want to get help, but if they fake it till they make it, hopefully they can get the help that they need, and they can start to believe it, and they can actually see one day that it’s actually the right thing that they’re doing.”
The 19-year-old went on to say that she is excited about where she is now with her life.
“I feel like I’m a totally different person today, and I’ve grown up a lot, and I’ve overcome a lot, so I’m excited about where I am in my life today,” she said.