ARTICLE/VIDEO: Demi Lovato Talks Life Post-Rehab: “I Am Still Standing Strong”

Fri., Aug. 26, 2011 10:25 AM PDT by Brandi Fowler

Unbroken indeed.

Demi Lovato has made it no secret she feels stronger than ever following her rehab stint earlier this year, but before her big album release, the “Skyscraper” singer dished to E! News about life after recovery and how BFF Kim Kardashian has been a big support.

So, what’s it really like to be back in the spotlight?

“It’s amazing,” Lovato said when asked about the thousand-plus fans who camped out to see her at the AT&T HTC Status phone launch Thursday. “I didn’t expect to see this many people out there so I was like, whoa that’s awesome. They’ve supported me through all this and it means a lot to me because they’ve been there for me when I was in treatment and when I got out.”

Speaking of support, the former Sonny With a Chance star said the biggest difference in her life post-rehab has been the people around her.

“I surround myself with people that are beneficial in my recovery and my recovery is still a daily battle and I definitely hang out with people that support me in making the right decisions,” Lovato said. “I’m a happier and healthier person today because of the choices I’ve made.”

One of those people has been the newly cemented Mrs. Kris Humphries.

“She’s been a friend of mine for a little bit and she’s like a big sister to me. So, when she got to announce me performing [at the Do Something Awards] it was really cool, and we actually got glam together,” Lovato said.

But Kim isn’t the only person in the industry to encourage the 19-year-old starlet.

“Having the support of other artists and musicians and actors is really incredible and I’m thankful for that. I’m thankful to have that kind of support from people I look up to.”

And while she was on hand to launch the HTC Status (the first phone with a Facebook share button), Lovato went on to dish on what the name of her album means to her.

“Unbroken is basically me and who I am today,” Lovato continued. “I’m unbroken and after everything I’ve been through I’m still standing strong, like a skyscraper,” Lovato continued.

Unbroken, which hits stores September 20, will feature collabos with Jason Derulo and Timbaland, among others.


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