Demi Lovato’s Parents Speak Out on Rehab Stint

Two days after the shocking revelation that Demi Lovato had entered rehab, the 18-year-old Disney starlet’s parents are speaking out to thank fans for their support.

In a joint statement to People magazine, Demi’s mother, Dianna De La Garza, and stepfather, Eddie De La Garza, said,

“Our entire family appreciates the outpouring of support we have received from Demi’s fans. We are touched by their kindness.”

Yesterday, Demi’s biological father, Patrick Lovato, theorized to Radar Online that his daughter’s troubles stem from the pressures that fame can put on young people.

Meanwhile, a source close to the Lovato family reveals a few details about the rehab facility that the Sonny With a Chance star is attending:

“Demi is not receiving care at one of the Hollywood-type centers. She is at a real facility that specializes in helping adolescent and adult women with the type of issues she has battled.”

Lovato entered rehab after dropping out of her tour with the Jonas Brothers, following a reported altercation with a backup dancer for the tour. According to various sources, Lovato, who has reportedly suffered from an eating disorder and bouts of self-mutilation in the past, is seeking treatment for issues stemming from bullying.