Demi Lovato (Macca/Todd G/Splash News)
Demi Lovato (S Fernandez/Splash News)
And Lovato will be sharing that path with the world in her MTV documentary, "Stay Strong," named after the message she got tattooed across her wrists after she left rehab. The hour-long special, which will premiere on March 6, follows the singer behind the scenes as she was promoting her post-rehab album, Unbroken, and still dealing with her issues, which she is very candid about in the doc. "I wanted to share my story, but I knew it had to be honest, it had to be real," Lovato said in a statement. "I have daily challenges, but so do many kids who are struggling to feel comfortable in their own skin. If opening up and sharing my story inspires even one person to stay strong or to get the help they need, I've succeeded."
Another inspiration for Lovato to return to her music career was her fans, many of whom are suffering from the same problems she continues to deal with on a daily basis. "They've said I'm an inspiration for helping them deal with their issues, whether that's eating disorders or cutting themselves," says the onetime "Sonny With a Chance" star, who went into rehab after punching one of her backup dancers while on tour with the Jonas Brothers in 2010. "I didn't expect that to happen. I just wanted to be a singer. It's taken me on a more meaningful journey."
Tattoo on Demi Lovato's left wrist. (Hot Shots Worldwide/Splash)
Tattoo on Demi Lovato's right wrist. (Hot Shots Worldwide/Splash)
In addition to getting the "Stay Strong" tattoo, Lovato also inked a small heart on her wrist in honor of her fans. She also tells Metro that her Lovatics, as she has nicknamed them, "used to draw on their wrists every day that I was in treatment. I thought what better way to say thank you than to get one tattooed on my wrist. It was incredible to have that support and I wouldn't be in the position I'm in today without them. I look at my wrists every day and I'm very thankful to my fans."
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