September 8, 2016


Demi Lovato Co-Owns a Mental Health Treatment Center

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JB Lacroix/WireImage

Demi Lovato's health has been an uncommonly open subject for years. (She even spoke about it at the Democratic National Convention in July.) Now the 24-year-old singer has revealed to CBS Sunday Morning, in an interview that will air on Sept. 11, that she co-owns CAST Centers, an L.A. facility dedicated to mental health and wellness. 

The Confident star spent time at CAST Centers in 2013, while she was dealing with depression, bulimia and substance abuse. Asked why she's opted to take a personal stake (and, presumably, based on this quote, what kind of message it sends), she said, “I don’t know what it says, it just feels good."

Lovato is close with CAST Clinics CEO Mike Bayer to the point of bringing him on tour with her this summer. The onetime Disney kid says her rehab and therapy is the reason she's "sitting here right now alive and more successful than I’ve ever been." She adds that her fame, her focus on helping others and taking care of herself all intertwine:

“It sounds ridiculous but, like, I kind of made a pact with God. And I don’t even think you’re supposed to do that, but I was like, I promised, ‘If you make me a singer one day, I’m going to use my voice for so much more than singing, and I’m going to help people with it.’” 

Pact honored.