Demi Lovato Leaves Sonny With A Chance, Discusses Cutting On 20/20

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Demi Lovato has confirmed that suspicions that she’s leaving her Disney show Sonny With A Chance, telling People, “I don’t think going back to Sonny would be healthy for my recovery…Being in front of a camera would make me nervous.” Her exit was rumored after the show’s changed its name to So Random last month, removing Demi’s titular character Sonny from the title. Lovato says she plans to focus on her music, but is “really excited to see where everything goes,” with the network voicing their support of her decision.

While Lovato doesn’t want to return to acting yet, she faced the cameras this week to record an interview with 20/20 about her rehab stay and the emotional problems that led to her dramatic meltdown. The 18-year-old star told Robin Roberts that she was “compulsively overeating” at 8 and cutting herself by 11 (“I was matching the inside to the outside. And there were some times where my emotions were just so built up, I didn’t know what to do. The only way that I could get instant gratification was through an immediate release on myself”). Admitting to punching dancer Alex Welch (“I feel horrible, [she] was my friend”), Lovato said “The real reason why I’m sitting down with you is to open up the eyes of so many young girls, that it doesn’t have to be this way.” The interview is set to air on GMA and 20/20 Friday.

[Photo: Splash News Online]

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