Just a week after celebrating six years of sobriety, Demi Lovato shocked fans when she revealed that she contemplated suicide at the young age of 7.
In a new interview with Dr. Phil, the singer opened up about harboring suicidal thoughts, struggling to stay sober and her road to recovery.
“The very first time I was suicidal was when I was 7, and I had this fascination with death,” the singer said on the Tuesday episode of “Dr. Phil.” “I have experienced things that I have not talked about and don’t know if I ever will talk about.”
The 25-year-old singer confessed to Dr. Phil that as a child who was struggling with depression and bipolar disorder, she figured t had to be a way to end her suffering.
Deciding not to end her life and cope with her pain, the singer made strides to live a better life but admitted that it wasn’t easy for her.
“It came back when I was bullied; it came back several times when I was struggling with depression -my bipolar disorder,” Lovato explained.
The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer shared that she was bullied at a young age for appearing on the TV show “Barney and Friends,” and later, girls whom she thought were friends, turned on her and helped with the circulation of a “Suicide petition” that went around the school.