Demi Lovato has been speaking out on her road to recovery following a stint in rehab last year. Unluckily for rumoured crush One Direction's Niall Horan, the singer says she needs to stay away from men for awhile in order to turn her life around.
The X Factor USA judge entered a treatment facility in October 2010 to seek help for an eating disorder, self harm and bipolar disorder. After she checked out of the centre in January 2011 the singer had a clear plan to help her get back on track:
''I'm consistently busy, but I make sure I spend a lot of time with my friends and family. I did kind of a friend cleanse right after rehab, where I weeded out people who didn't have my best interests at heart," Demi told Teen Vogue magazine.
Demi reckons her extreme measure worked as she now has plenty of support from those around her:
''Now I have friends who love me for who I am and don't care about what I'm doing. Most of them aren't in the industry. Some of them don't even know my songs!''
Despite her busy schedule working on 'The X Factor' and recording new music, Demi also spoke about how her health must be her priority:, revealing: ''I sleep, eat right, exercise, and meditate. And even when I'm filming or touring, I keep up my daily routine."
"I know that I can't miss my therapy appointments or things will get a little rocky, so I always put my recovery first.''
That road to recovery includes staying clear of any romance (bad like Niall!)
''I'm in a place right now where I really need to focus on myself. Obviously, I'm still going to like people - or love them - but I need to not be in a relationship for a while because I need to be OK with being alone, first."
"I'm really happy right now. I never thought it was possible to be happy because of how depressed I was my entire life. But I feel so incredible. It's like I'm living in a dream."
Aw we're pleased to hear Demi's turned things around!