The Skyscraper singer discussed her recovery after a long stay in rehab for “emotional and physical issues.”
“Just to be careful who you trust. Sometimes you don’t know who you can and cannot trust,” the singer and actress, 19, tells Parade. “I still learn that over and over again.”
The 19-year-old credits the support of her admirers for being able to go through the difficult period.
“I’ve been getting really great responses. Some of my fans have said that because I’ve been able to speak about my issues, that they’re not afraid to speak about theirs, which is an amazing feeling,” she says.
In addition, Lovato reveals she also had Justin Bieber’s girlfriend Selena Gomez to count on while in rehab.
“I think I was out of tears at that point [Selena] called me and she was crying, she was like, ‘Hello.’ I’m like, ‘Why are you crying? I’m the one in treatment – like, I should be crying’,” she told Access Hollywood.
“She’s like, ‘Are they treating you OK?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, they’re treating me great.’”
“She’s definitely one of my closest friends and no matter what, we’ll always be close as sisters,” she added. “We met 12 years ago, that’s more than half of my life.”