Report: Demi Lovato Was Cutting Herself, Being Bullied

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The news that Demi Lovato is getting treatment for “emotional and physical issues” has shocked all of her fans. But new information has come out regarding why she decided to finally get help.

Sources tell Us Magazine that Demi has been dealing with numerous issues like cutting herself and an eating disorder, and wanted to seek help before the problem got any bigger.

"She needed help before a smaller problem got worse," an insider said. "She is doing OK."

Several sources say a recent physical altercation with a female member of her tour finally drove Lovato to the edge.

No word on the specifics of the fight, but Demi has talked about bullying in the past. She via her Myspace page back in 2008, "Sometimes [bullying] doesn't just end in high school. "Sometimes I get online and read blogs (which I probably shouldn't if I can't handle it) and read the horrible things that people say in comments ... and it can really take a toll on you."

Sources say her breakup from Joe Jonas also fueled a pre-existing eating disorder, and may have catapulted her cutting.

"She has been forced into showbiz from a young age and that puts tremendous pressure on someone,” said an insider. “Everyone is really happy she is getting help."

It’s great that she is accepting help at the age of 18. That’s a hard age to actually realize you do have a problem—just look at Miss Denial herself Lindsay Lohan.