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The 18-year-old former Disney star has since opened up about her highly publicized stint in rehab in a very candid interview with Ryan Seacrest for E!, and received rave reviews from everyone from Katy Perry, to Pete Wentz, to Kelly Clarkson for her powerful comeback single.
Demi pulled out of a world tour with the Jonas Brothers and checked into a treatment facility in November 2010 to address issues that included anorexia, bulimia and self-mutilation by cutting. "I wasn't going to continue to be alive if I continued to treat my body the way I was," Demi admitted. The troubled teen star left rehab and returned to her Los Angeles home in January 2011.
Lovato revealed that she first recorded the Kerli-co-penned 'Skyscraper,' which will appear on her as-yet-untitled third studio album, a year ago, when her voice was weaker because she was "ruining it by damaging it after every meal," as a result of her bulimic habits. Demi later rerecorded the hit after she had undergone treatment.
Check out all the positive feedback Demi has been getting for the new single from her music industry and Disney peers via Twitter, as complied by MTV:
"The new song Skyscraper by @ddlovato is pure perfection. Her voice is one of the BEST undiscovered beauties. Can't wait for the full record." -- Katy Perry
"Ooh while on iTunes I bought Demi Lovato's new song "Skyscraper" .....cool song and her voice sounds rad!" -- Kelly Clarkson
"amazing when people put themselves into their art completely. #np skyscraper by @ddlovato" -- Pete Wentz
"Loving @ddlovato new song #skyscraper. Her voice is absolutely amazing" -- Ashley Tisdale
"SO, SO proud of @ddlovato #skyscraper Incredible, beautiful and so inspiring.." -- Selena Gomez
Listen to Demi Lovato's Skyscraper