Cutting has been a form of self mutilation for so many years and has become more and more “popular” among young people. It’s actually like a very freaky epidemic.
Demi Lovato has been through her own, personal hell that has included cutting. She is now 18, but became a cutter at the very young age of 11. This beautiful, young star went on 20/20 to talk about her recovery and explain what this cutting did for her:
“A way of expressing my own shame, of myself, on my own body. 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.”
As for the altercation she got in on tour that landed he in the rehab facility, she still feels awful, saying she takes “100 percent, full responsibility” for punching out Alex Welch, “I feel horrible, [She] was my friend.”
Now Demi just wants her experience in this dangerous addiction to help “open up the eyes of so many young girls” who are suffering the same way she was.
Talk about a humbling experience. You have to give her huge props for sharing all of this. It’s not something someone can be proud of, but she’s using it for good and that is a beautiful thing.