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14th Sep 2022

Demi Lovato says her next tour will be her last because ‘I can’t do this anymore’

Steve Hopkins

The singer is currently touring her album, Holy Fvck

Demi Lovato has said her “next tour” will be her last, telling fans that she has been struggling to get out of bed, in a now deleted Instagram post.

The singer is currently touring her eighth studio album, Holy Fvck, kicking it off with a performance in São Paulo, Brazil, on 30 August.

On Tuesday, Lovato posted on social media that she “can’t do this anymore”, and told fans this next tour will be the last.

According to Unilad, Lovato went on write: “I’m so f***ing sick I can’t get out of bed. I can’t do this anymore. This next tour will be my last. I love and thank you guys.”

Lovato did not detail when her last tour would be, or if she was referring to the Holy Fvck performances.

However, Lovato, who took to the stage in Santiago, Chile, on Tuesday, later posted a series of more positive messages, writing: “Gonna power thru it for you guys [sick emoji] [black heart emoji] I’ll need help singing so sing loud for me bb’s!!”

And in a message accompanying an IG story selfie, the singer-songwriter wrote: “I barely have a voice, I’m gonna be pointing the mic to the audience a lot tonight. Please sing for me.”

In a final Instagram Story, she also thanked fans for their support, writing: “You guys reeeealy pulled thru tonight… Thank you sooo f***ing much – I love you more than you know.”

In an interview last month, Lovato claimed her team “barricaded” her in a room to stop her from eating while she was navigating an eating disorder.

The former Disney actor has previously described food as “the biggest challenge” in her life and has long been open about her struggles.

Before telling her story on the Call Her Daddy podcast in August, Lovato suggested that her problems worsened because of one person who joined her team, stating that everything in her life became controlled, including food, which she said was “so dangerous”, Newsweek reported.

“It actually exacerbated my eating disorder to the point where I became bulimic again. From 2016 to 2018 I was dealing with that,” Lovato told podcast host Alex Cooper.

“I’ve never talked about this before but there was one time when I had binged and purged one night. I came clean to my team and said, ‘hey this happened.'”

Lovato then explained how she’d snuck out of her hotel room because she wasn’t allowed to have a phone because she could have called room service.

“I didn’t have food in my hotel room, like snacks in the mini bar, because they didn’t want me to eat the snacks. Ellen talked about this on her show. They cleared the dressing room of all sugar before I’d get in there,” Lovato recalled.

“After I told them what had happened, my security guard walked by my room, and was made aware that they had built, they’d like barricaded me into my hotel room. They’d put furniture outside of my door so that I couldn’t get out, and sneak out and eat if I wanted to. So it was that level of controlling when it came to my food, which just made my eating disorder worse,” Lovato explained.

In 2011, Lovato wrote about her personal struggles in Seventeen magazine, while the MTV documentary Demi Lovato: Stay Strong discussed her stint rehab and recovery.

Lovato told Cooper that things took a turn in 2017. “One time I said ‘I’m throwing up blood, I need to go to treatment, I need to get help.’ [A member of her team] looked at me and said, ‘You’re not sick enough.’ And I think that was his way of saying ‘ No you’re not going back to treatment because that’ll look bad on me.”

Within a year, Lovato explained, she ended up overdoing: “I felt trapped. I felt like I couldn’t get out of this situation. And my way of blowing everything up was relapsing on drugs and alcohol.”

In July 2018, Lovato was rushed to the hospital due to a reported opioid overdose.

The performer also discussed her eating disorder and overdose in the YouTube documentary series Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil.

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