When Demi Lovato was admitted to rehab six years ago many thought her time in the spotlight had come to an end.
But – as a new interview with CBS has revealed – the period Demi spent away from the public eye actually marked a turning point in her life from which she was eventually able to propel her career to new heights.
Having recently confessed that attending rehab helped her ditch her Disney image, the Confident singer has now shared that while attending the CAST rehabilitation centre in LA for depression, bulimia and substance abuse, she made a promise to God that she would help others with their mental health problems.
She said: “It sounds ridiculous, but I kind of made a pact with God. And I don't even think you're supposed to do that, but I promised, ‘If You make me a singer one day, I'm going to use my voice for so much more than singing, and I'm going to help people with it.’”
Since then Demi has gone on to speak openly about her personal experience of mental health in a bid to break down the stigma which is still seen to surround the topic.
On top of that, the 24-year-old star revealed that she is now a co-owner of the facility at which she received treatment when she was just 18.
According to TIME, CAST announced in June that it would be holding talks at every stop on Demi’s current tour.