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Demi Lovato Says She Wasn’t Ready To Join The X Factor

February 6, 2013 | Posted by Joseph Lee

In an interview with Cosmo on Campus (via Radar Online, Demi Lovato said that she signed up for The X Factor too soon while she was dealing with personal issues like anorexia, bulimia and cutting.

She said: “I don’t think I was ready when I started on The X Factor. In an ideal situation I would have maybe waited a year or more.I dived into work really quickly and maybe that wasn’t the best idea at the time, but the place I am in today is so much better than I could have ever imagined, so I’m really glad.

She entered rehab three years ago for the problems. While both Britney Spears and L.A. Reid left the show, Lovato plans to stay.

She also talked about her love life, saying that she is ready to date again but won’t ignore her well-being again. She added: “It is very unhealthy when girls devote all of their time to a guy and forget their friends and family. I did that. I was always looking for distractions because I was so afraid of being alone. I have spent the last year focusing on myself and its been incredible. More has come out of the past year than in my entire career so far, and I truly believe it was because I was taking care of myself and not focusing on guys. [I'm] in a place where [I] can finally trust and love and be a better person for the man [she's] in a relationship with, instead of being a clingy girlfriend or getting jealous.

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