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Singer Demi Lovato has opened up about her past struggles with alcohol, drugs and body image in a new revealing interview with US in-flight magazine American Way.

The Cool for the Summer performer – who first checked into rehab when she was just 18-years-old – told the mag she thought she’d be dead before ever reaching her 21st birthday.

The star said:  “I lived fast and I was going to die young.”

“I didn’t think I would make it to 21.”

Demi was admitted to rehab for three months in 2010 after she punched a back-up dancer while on tour with the Jonas Brothers.

Speaking of the experience she told American Way: “I thought, ‘Oh great, now the world thinks I’m just another stereotype.'”

“I thought, ‘I’m not in treatment for a drug and alcohol problem.'”

“But once I started eating again, the other issues got worse. It was like whack-a-mole.”

While attending the centre Demi – who has since fought her addictions to alcohol, cocaine and the prescription painkiller OxyContin – was diagnosed with bipolar disorder – a condition her late father also suffered with.

In the interview, Demi revealed that both her mother and grandmother had previously dealt with bulimia – the same eating disorder she eventually went on to develop.

She said: “Being around somebody who was 80 pounds and had an active eating disorder…it’s hard not to grow up like that.”

“Hopefully my kids won’t have it, but it’s kind of like addiction…It’s hereditary.”

She also admitted that her issues with body image were enhanced by taking part in beauty pageants as a child where she “judged for her beauty”.

The 23-year-old celebrated her fourth year of sobriety back in March but continues to receive support at regular Alcoholic Anonymous meetings.

Demi also explained to the mag how being honest about her issues has benefited both she and her fans.

She said: “When I have meet-and-greets, I can’t tell you the amount of times that girls will show me their arms covered in scars or cuts.”

“They’ll tell me, ‘You helped me get through this. Because of you, I stopped self-harming,’ or ‘I got sober.’ Hearing those things gave my life new meaning.”

“At times I was resentful for having that kind of responsibility.”

“But now, it’s really become a part of my life. It holds me accountable.”

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We may complain about the barrage of questioning we're faced with when we attempt to buy codeine-based painkillers at a pharmacy, but it's all for a good reason.

One Irish woman has spoken out about her two-and-a-half year struggle with codeine, which at its peak saw her taking up to 84 tablets every day.

"Two and a half years ago, I broke my ankle. I was told to take a codeine-based tablet," Bray woman Stacey Dutton explains in a Facebook post. 

"After three weeks of taking these, my ankle healed but I still continued taking the pills. I had become addicted to the codeine.

"It went from 12 a day but up to November last year, I was taking 84 a day."

Stacey goes on to explain how her addiction issues led to her life falling apart – though from the outside she appeared to be coping well.

"From a stranger's eyes, I was fine, nothing was up, I was a happy 23-year-old. But from my best friends and family's eyes I had changed big time."

"I had lost everything – a great job, my home, but most importantly I lost my [boyfriend] Chris."

Finally, just last month, Stacey decided to seek help.

"Over December I came off everything with the help of my family and a doctor. I went from 1030mg of codeine a day to just 120," she writes.

"Right now, I am packing my bag for rehab, that’s where I’ll be for the next six months.

"Codeine is not seen as a huge problem because, let's face it, you can buy it anywhere in any chemist but I'm telling you now it has ruined my life."

Stacey says she shared the post to alert others and to let anyone with a similar problem know that they're not alone.


Scott Disick made his return to Instagram last night, confirming his exit from the rehab facility in Malibu where he's been receiving treatment for the past four weeks. 

It is not yet clear whether he completed his program there or just left the clinic (which wouldn't be surprising), but he certainly left in style, as his latest IG post shows him boarding a private plane. 


Private aviation is my motivation

A photo posted by Scott Disick (@letthelordbewithyou) on

Us Weekly reports that the clinic Scott attended also offers personalised plans, so this could mean the reality star is still under watch.

In Scott's last IG, shared just before he entered rehab, was a message written on a chalkboard that said, "Never give up," and – for his family's sake – we sure hope he didn't. 

Many of Scott's fans took to IG to wish him the best, with one commenting, "I hope you feel better and you can take care of your family Scott." Another wrote, "Hang in there – prayers your way! Addiction is never easy." 

But some users were not very supportive, writing under his picture, "Kourtney certainly deserves better," and one more saying, "Money is not all in life… You will never have a family that love you if you don't change."

Let's hope Scott is back in good health and hasn't given up on changing his life around. 


Since Kourtney and Scott’s split just two weeks ago, rumours have been running rampant that Scott thinks Kourtney will take him back whenever he wants.

And there are even more rumours that she won’t.

Well, with this latest display on Mr Disick’s part, it’s looking more and more likely that the mother of this three children definitely WON’T be taking him back. But it’s also looking like he doesn’t seem to care.

Instead of checking himself into rehab and being the man his family needs him to be, like Kanye reportedly suggested, Scott has been caught continuing his partying lifestyle.

While the 32-year-old wasn’t pictured himself, known friends of Scott’s were seen just yesterday welcoming a number of beautiful women outside the house that Mr Disick is living in, and bringing them into his home.

The girls were mainly dressed in tiny hot pants, backless shirts and one woman showed up with no shoes and in a bathrobe.

A source close to the Kardashian family told People that “Kourtney is so upset with Scott right now that the thought of taking him back makes her sick to her stomach.”

Well, we think it is definitely safe to say that this latest development is not going to do Scott any favours when he tries to get his family back! 


Earlier this week it was confirmed that Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick officially split up following a nine year relationship and three children.

It was reported that Scott's constant party lifestyle, for which he is well-known, was to blame for the relationship's ultimate demise.

Indeed, a source told E! news: “Kourtney has always taken Scott back and been by his side, but now with three kids it has gotten old.

"Kourtney has to do what’s best for the kids.” 

It is being reported that Scott hasn't been home in a month. With his children aged five, three, and just six months, he remains out of town spending time with his 26-year-old ex-girlfriend Chloe Bartoli, with whom he was photographed getting cosy with last week in France. 

This all comes ahead of a mega party Scott is hosting in Las Vegas tomorrow evening. 


Back in action with #ScottDisick this Friday, July 10! Who's Vegas bound this weekend? Tickets: bit.ly/scott0710

A photo posted by 1 OAK Las Vegas (@1oaklv) on

Scott even missed his daughter Penelope's birthday (she turned three) yesterday, something which sources told TMZ has been the final straw for his friends, many of whom have urged him to get help. 

The source added that his friends believe they're on a deadline – and that means acting fast with an intervention if necessary. 

Indeed, it is believed that Scott's friends are trying to convince him to cancel his Vegas gig tomorrow night and to go get the treatment he needs first. 

Trips to Vegas seem to be his downfall, although Scott told E! news that when he takes a trip to Las Vegas for work, he flies back to Los Angeles late that night so he can be home with his family the next morning. 

Back in March of this year, Scott checked into the Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica. Shortly after that stint, Kourtney told E! that Scott was "on a good path".



Nicholas Brendon, the actor who played Xander on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, has checked into rehab following a number of brushes with the law.

A statement was posted to the 44 year-old actor's Facebook page by his manager, Andrea Albin, explaining the why the move is needed.

“Earlier today, with the support of his professional team, his friends, and his family, Nicky entered a rehabilitation facility in California to treat his depression, alcoholism, and substance abuse problems.

"He’s taking the steps necessary to better his health and give himself, and his fans, the gift of a healthy lifestyle.”

Last month, the actor who is also known for his roles in Criminal Minds and Private Practice, was arrested for the third time this year alone, on public intoxication charges. 

He was arrested in February on suspicion of grand theft and criminal mischief.

A month later he was arrested again for allegedly trashing a hotel room. Previously to that, he was arrested in October 2014 for malicious injury to property. 

The statement further explained that “Nicky will not be attending any events during the months of June and July – but has plans to return to the circuit late summer after he has successfully completed his treatment program.”

Nicholas has already been admitted to rehab twice before, in 2004 and again in 2010.


His family have been urging him to get professional help for alleged drug and alcohol issues for more than a year.

And now it has been reported that Rob Kardashian has finally checked into a 60-day Palm Beach rehab centre that specialises in substance abuse.

It is thought that the reality TV star arrived at the facility over the weekend.

Rob is “in good spirits” says Mark Behar, a bodyguard who works with Hollywood celebrities and a close friend of Rob's.

“He told me ‘This is it, I just need to stick with it and do this’,” Behar also said speaking exclusively to Gossip Extra.

As has been well-documented during the screening of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, those close to the 28-year-old businessman have also been worried about his weight-gain.

According to sources: “Rob will probably lose 10 to 20lbs within the first few weeks by just being in rehab and daily programmes relating to his detox.”

The rehab centre reportedly has a strict mobile phone ban for the first six weeks, and their regime also includes physical training.

The new season of KUWTK began early in March and the family’s deep concern for Rob and his well-being quickly came to light.

In an early episode, momager Kris Jenner broke down to their family therapist: “If I don’t help him do something drastic, he’s going to die.”

Older sister Khloe, who it seems is the closest to Rob, has also shared her anxiety over the situation.

After splitting from husband, Lamar Odom, as a result of his own reported drug abuse, Khloe found it difficult to go through the same thing again with her brother.

“I’ve been through this how many times? Do you think it’s fair? I did this for years and now you’re going to do this to me again.”




Ireland Baldwin has left rehab after checking herself in several weeks ago for emotional trauma.

A source has told Us Weekly the 19-year-old has left SOBA in Malibu after seeking help there for three weeks.

“She’s doing great, really well,” the source claims.

The usually blonde model has taken to Instagram to show off new brunette locks.

She had previously taken to Twitter to explain her reason for entering rehab, claiming it was for emotional trauma and that she needed to get away for a while.

Hopefully its onwards and upwards for Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger's daughter from now on.

We are delighted to hear that she is on the mend. 



Things are not looking good for Scott Disick’s relationship with Kourtney Kardashian…

Only last week, it was reported that the reality TV star had entered rehab in Costa Rica to deal with his drinking problems.

At the time, Scott said the move to get help came about when he realised how bad things were: “I realise my issues are bigger than me and I’m ready to truly remedy this struggle I continue to battle.”

Sadly, it doesn’t look as if things have gone too well in rehab for Scott as he was pictured in not one but TWO nightclubs in Costa Rica on Sunday. 

The photos of Scott partying on Sunday were released by TMZ who also reported that the star has appearances lined up for the coming weeks in clubs across the US. Scott's decision to enter rehab came only weeks after he was blasted for cancelling appearances in the UK. 

We wonder how much more of Scott's bad behaviour Kourtney can take? The pair have three children together, Mason (6), Penelope (3) and Reign (4 months). 



It seems like the death of friend and Fashion Police co-star, Joan Rivers, has affected Kelly Osbourne more deeply than we might have realised.

The star has openly discussed her grief at the passing of the veteran comedienne and even broke down during a TV interview earlier this month when sharing memories of the star, but recent reports have suggested that Joan’s death may be having a negative effect on Kelly’s sobriety.

Ozzy and Sharon’s daughter has made no secret of her past struggles with alcohol and substance abuse, but, unfortunately, it seems like her past demons may be making an unwelcome reappearance.

The star, who recently turned 30, was seen this month in West Hollywood club, The Nice Guy, downing drinks and becoming increasingly more drunk.

A source, speaking to In Touch Weekly, said: “She was struggling to walk normally. She had been knocking back gin and tonics with her pals for hours. They drank until we closed- one of the guys she was with helped her get to the door.”

Kelly has spent time in rehab and drug treatment facilities in the past and claimed they helped her overcome these issues, so we hope she knows help is on hand if she needs it.



Demi Moore and Bruce Willis’ youngest daughter Tallulah Willis has checked herself into rehab for alcohol and cocaine abuse. 

The 20-year-old is now residing in celebrity treatment centre The Medows, in Arizona.

Tallulah is not the first in her family to suffer from drug abuse problems. 

Demi did a second stint in rehab just two years ago, and – according to a source close to the family – feels terribly guilty that her daughter seems to be following in her footsteps.

“Demi feels so much guilt about Tallulah spiralling out of control like she did. It’s like she’s living past experiences all over again. But she’s trying to be strong for her daughter”



Well, this makes a change. 

Usually, magazines are accused of photoshopping stars to make them appear better and to get rid of any flaws, but not this time! 

In Touch magazine have been accused of altering one of Selena Gomez’s Instagram photos to make her look gaunt and tired to match their “Selena Back to Rehab” headline.

The true image is one in which Selena is looking over her shoulder while showing off her new tatto. However, in the new and clearly altered image, Selena is looking straight at the camera.

Black bags and tired eyes have been given to the singer, to make her appear as if she needs to go back to rehab.

It's such a shame, as the original photo is so pretty. We’re sure incidents like this won’t help Selena as she tries to heal herself after a difficult few months.