Demi Lovato is "proud" to be bipolar.

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato

The 25-year-old singer is glad she is able to speak about her mood disorder and use her voice to help others.

She said: "I'm not sick of it. If anything, I'm proud to be bipolar and speak about it. Bipolar is a mood disorder.

"I deal with mood swings, I deal with episodes of mania, and bipolar-depression phases as well. But I've used my voice to help others, and I feel proud that I've been able to do that."

And the 'Cool for the Summer' hitmaker has been open about her battle with addiction, her eating disorder and mental health issues in the past but she is working hard to not let her previous addiction affect her life too much.

She added: "It's not so much about avoiding drugs and alcohol, because I don't necessarily put myself in those situations. I don't go to clubs. It shapes my life in a sense that I do inventories all the time. If I want to flip somebody the bird while driving, I check with myself, like, 'Why do I want to do that? Why am I impatient right now?'"

Last year, Demi said she was going to take time away from the music industry and has now revealed she did so because she had "gotten to a place where she let her insecurities win".

Explaining her thought process behind it, she told Rolling Stone magazine: "I think I cared too much about what people thought of me. I had gotten to a place where I let my insecurities win - I wanted everyone to love me, and I was getting backlash from interviews that were misconstrued and tweets that people read too much into. Now, I just don't care. I don't focus so much on people liking me as much as I just want to do my thing and be a musician."


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