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Lovato wants to be good role model

Demi Lovato has revealed she hopes to be a role model to young girls after speaking out about her problems with an eating disorder, depression and self-harm.

The 19-year-old singer had a three month stay in rehab last year and revealed she feels somewhat inspired by the responsibility of being in the public eye to show her fans how to live a healthy life.

Demi said: "To me, it's more rewarding for me to speak about these issues and know that I'm possibly making a difference in someone's life."

She added: "I feel like I'm held more accountable to stay healthy now because now I'm a role model to young girls to not have eating issues and to not say, 'Hey, it's OK to starve yourself' or 'It's OK to throw up after your meals' - that's not OK."

But the former Disney star revealed she is still having therapy and experiences a daily battle against her problems.

Demi revealed: "It's a daily thing. It's a daily battle. I check in with many, many people every single day. I have a very strong treatment team and it's actually kind of overwhelming sometimes to have that many people just focused on you and your problems."

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