Disney star Demi Lovato has shut down her Twitter account, abandoned her post on The Jonas Brothers’ concert tour, and checked into rehab for treatment for “emotional and physical issues she has dealt with for some time.”
“Demi has decided to take personal responsibility for her actions and seek help,” the rep says. “She is doing just that. Demi and her family ask that the media please respect their privacy during this difficult time. She regrets not being able to finish her tour, but is looking forward to getting back to work in the near future.”
The 18-year-old Demi Lovato reportedly famously fell out with childhood pal Selena Gomez after Selena grew closer to singer Taylor Swift. And it was just last week that Demi flipped into Full Rant Mode on celeb gawkers (You’ll know who you are!) who insists on posting unflattering photographs of her on their blogs. The final straw came over the weekend, TMZ.com tipsters say. That’s when Demi Lovato nearly got into a knockdown dragout fight with one of the dancers on her tour. The altercation was the wakeup call Demi needed to reach out for help.