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Demi Lovato Says People Would Be 'Shocked' If They Really Knew How Dark Her Struggles Got

Demi Lovato seen at The Inaugural Dignity Gala, on Friday, Oct., 18, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Invision
Demi Lovato seen at The Inaugural Dignity Gala, on Friday, Oct., 18, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Invision for Redlight Traffic/AP Images)

By Michael Lopez

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Though she’s usually all smiles on The X Factor, Demi Lovato has a dark past that she’s actually very open about. Thankfully the pop diva has slayed her demons, but she isn’t shy about talking about them; especially if it can help others in pain.

Demi’s new Staying Strong book hits shelves this month and scratches the surface of her troubled past. But interestingly enough, there may be more chapters to tell (which Lovato plans to do in an upcoming memoir).

“I’m battling with internal thoughts on how honest I should be,” she recently said. “Yes, I’ve been very honest, but if people really knew how dark and deep my struggles got — not just with my eating disorder but with drugs and alcohol — they’d be really shocked.”

We’re sure Demi’s bio will be full of details the public is unaware of. Though the topic we’re most curious about is her on-again/off-again friendship with Selena Gomez.

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