Demi Lovato Used to Be a 'Barney' Girl

Demi Lovato is best known for dominating pop music charts, but the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer has a history in entertainment that pre-dates music videos with Jamie Foxx cameos.

The 2017 Grammy nominee got her start on the big stage at the age of 10 when she realized a dream that made her the envy of kids all over America: being on Barney.

She shared the stage with not just the Purple Dinosaur, but also with her now real-life BFF, Selena Gomez. Look at her being adorable in this throwback photo.

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There’s a purity and enthusiasm we often associate with children that we don’t with adults — which is why it’s probably jarring for many to see this photo of a happy, young Demi Lovato after the news of the apparent overdose that had her rushed to a hospital.

Lovato was resuscitated and prescribed Narcan, and is currently awake and in stable condition. Fans all over are giving tons of support to the pop star by sharing their stories of how her music helped them get through tough times of their own with the #HowDemiHasHelpedMe hashtag.

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Lovato opened up about her constant struggle with her mental health, something that she says she battled from an early age in a 2013 interview with Cosmopolitan. Yes, even when she was singing the Barney theme song with her fellow cast mates, she dealt with what she describes as overwhelming personal issues, saying that she was “suicidal” as early as age 7.

“At the time, I was just so grateful to be on TV, but I was also really struggling. Looking back, there was a connection, probably between any kid who’s ever sang that song to Barney, a little place in a child’s heart, a void, that could be filled. And maybe Barney fills it. Even before Barney, I was suicidal. I was 7.”

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Lovato went on to say that although she was struggling as a child, everyone’s favorite Purple Dinosaur proved to be a strong figure that helped her power through.

“I guess subliminally, I did have a relationship with this figure that was saving my life in a way. I’ve talked about being bullied and the years of being a teenager, but I went through things when I was younger that I’ve never talked about that probably caused me to turn out the way I ended up turning out.”

In 2006, Lovato pivoted from the world of light-hearted, children’s TV to dramas with roles in Prison Break and Grey’s Anatomy.

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Lovato went back to the Disney channel when she teamed up with the Jonas brothers for the Camp Rock movies.

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The films kicked off her music career and helped pave the way for her debut album, Don’t Forget to sell over half a million copies in America alone.

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Lovato’s early struggles with depression and mental health manifested themselves in more harmful ways later in life. The singer has battled with cocaine use and has reportedly abstained from using the narcotic for the past six years.

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A source close to Lovato has stated that the singer was not admitted into the hospital for abusing heroin, however, they didn’t state what drug she overdosed on. Many believe that, given her past experience with cocaine, the singer may have broken her cocaine sobriety streak.

Oftentimes those who stay away from using a drug after being addicted for some times overdose easily, as the amounts their bodies were used to taking prior to cutting the drug out were higher than what first-time users would require to get high.

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Narcan is typically a drug given to those addicted to opioids, like heroin and other painkillers. The drug makes it impossible for the individual taking it to get high off of opiates. The fact that she was administered Narcan means that Lovato more than likely overdosed on a “downer” drug, like Xanax.

Lovato’s recent hospitalization has seen not only an outpour of support, but a greater conversation on the importance of self-care and seeking help.

If you or anyone you know is suffering, have them contact one of the numbers in the tweet above to get help.

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Demi Lovato And Joe Jonas Recreated Their ‘Gotta Find You’ Duet From Camp Rock

Disney fans that were in Future Now’s Washington, DC stop on Tuesday night were in for quite the treat when Joe Jonas walked onstage to join Demi Lovato and his brother Nick.

Fans started cheering within the first few strums as he took them eight years back by singing “Gotta Find You” from Disney’s hit TV Movie Camp Rock.

Demi followed up by performing the movie’s female protagonist Mitchie Torres’s “This Is Me” while Nick accompanied her on guitar.

Fans had a blast.  Demi and Joe even hugged it out before Joe said, “Now that we did all the sentimental bullshit, let’s have some fun,” and went right into DNCE’s “Cake By The Ocean.”

Here’s a closer look at the trip back in time from another fan:

This was the movie that launched their careers 8 years ago, and they’ve shown fans that despite all their success, they haven’t forgotten their roots.

(h/t mtv)

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Demi Lovato Just Rage Quit Twitter And Instagram Because Of All The Haters

You might remember Demi Lovato for the unspeakable act of locking her sister, Poot, in a basement and keeping her out of public’s eye for years.

She’s also an incredibly talented singer, to boot, but people can’t seem to help but roast her on social media for the whole Poot fiasco, among other things.

Never one to back down from a good internet fight, Demi fought back in the best way possible: by backing down from an internet fight.

The pop singer has decided to officially call it quits on Instagram and Twitter.

In an effort to shield herself from the negativity of people’s comments on Instagram and Twitter, Lovato has decided to exclusively broadcast her happenings to her fans on Snapchat for a more one-way star-to-fan experience.

Then she got all existential.

Asking deep questions about her own awesomeness. Just why do we hate her so much?

Shame on us.

For all of her Insta and Twitter hating, Demi hasn’t deleted her accounts yet. Maybe she’s just trying to take a break in case she wants to go back to the platforms.

People think the post that broke the camel’s back was this controversial Insta photo and comment Lovato posted, suggesting Ariana Grande was better than Mariah Carey.

“Mariah is a legend and is so talented but constantly disses people. It’s nasty the way she treats Jennifer [Lopez]. Ari did nothing wrong.”

Apparently Mariah’s fans didn’t take too kindly to Lovato’s sacrilege and started hounding her for her anti-Carey comments.

Lovato doesn’t seem too phased by the hate. Here she is on Snapchat, appearing to be doing just fine without all of us tweeting at her and leaving comments on her Instagram.

But seriously, Demi, where’s Poot?

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