Demi Lovato had a lot to reassess after leaving rehab — especially when it came to her social circle.
The “Heart Attack” singer, who had been very open about her struggles with weight, said people she thought were her friends quickly abandoned her after her three-month stint in a treatment facility for self-mutilation and an eating disorder.
“A couple of months before I went to rehab, I had a birthday party and there were a couple of hundred people there. It was full of people who I considered my closest friends,” she told UK’s Company magazine. “When I turned my phone on after being in rehab for three months, I expected lots of text messages and phone calls. I had four texts. That was a wake up call.”
“I don’t have loads of friends. I used to, but then I realized, do any of them actually care?”
Since then, the 20-year-old had cut her ties with many of her so-called pals, limiting the number of people on her friends’ list.
“Now I have people who, if I break my leg in the middle of the night, they’ll come to the hospital with me,” she said. “Or they’ll answer the phone at 4 a.m. if I need them.”