As singer Demi Lovato is in rehab for “emotional and physical issues,” another family member is speaking out.
Demi’s uncle Francisco Lovato exclusively tells TooFab.com that he saw signs of exhaustion in his niece when he met up with her at a concert last summer.
“I personally think it has a lot to do with pushing these kids,” he says about the reason for Demi’s need for treatment.
“I saw Demi in August, I went to one of her concerts with The Jonas Brothers outside of Sacramento, and she totally rocked it out, and did a great show, there was great energy,” he said.
“She was in good spirits it seemed, but I made a small comment, and the one thing I said to her was ‘Demi, you’re working hard, and I know people love your talent, and you’re busting it out,’ but then she turned around and looked at me with a major look of seriousness, and she said to me, ‘Look, I work really hard.’
She had this look of exhaustion. She really gave me the look of like, ‘I work really hard.”
Like many of her supporters, Demi’s uncle would like to see her take a time out and relax for a little while.
He’s not the only family member worried about how hard the teen star works. Her father, Patrick, has blamed the “pressures” of fame for her problems.