Demi Lovato knows that the price of fame is little to no privacy, and she’s OK with that as long as it helps her fans.
The 21-year-old singer admits that sometimes being in the spotlight can have it’s downside, but explains to E! News during her book signing for Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year in Los Angeles over the weekend that being able to inspire and help so many people makes it worth it.
“Yeah it’s been difficult,” Lovato says of walking the fine line between wanting privacy but also wanting to be there for her fans. “I’m not the type of person that loves the fame aspect of it. I would rather sacrifice my privacy to help people, not just with my music. Strictly from this point of view, from an inspirational point of view of sharing my story. I know that I have a purpose in the world.”
Demi has openly shared all of her ups and downs with her fans, and has used her personal obstacles as inspiration for her new book, which, according to the press release, tells the story of Lovato’s “struggles ranging from addiction to depression, all the while on a search for self-discovery and happiness. Demi has chronicled her journey in the media, in her song lyrics and to her 17 million followers on Twitter.”
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to share this book,” Lovato said in a statement. “It is my hope that these affirmations will help readers to remain strong and hopeful, even when that seems impossible.”
However, the celeb was still a little apprehensive about being so open.
“I’m battling with internal thoughts on how honest I should be,” the Glee star revealed during a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly. “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. But I’ll most likely end up saying everything. Maybe it’ll help other people in the industry who are headed down the wrong path.”