Demi Lovato has been checked into rehab with the vague reason of “emotional and physical issues she has dealt with for some time.” This has everyone gossiping about what that might actually mean. Her father, Patrick Lovato, has come forward blaming Hollywood pressure as the reason.
“There are a lot of pressures. That is one of the things I worried about when she signed with Disney,” he tells Radar.
Patrick was also in showbiz, as was his ex wife, so they were well aware of the dangers. “Dianne and I each played in a band and we toured all over the United States and Canada and our oldest daughter Dallas went with us and I could see then what the pressures would be like for a child on tour because it was hard on Dallas too. She enjoyed it because we were always on the road and we had a nice bus and it wasn’t too bad but the hours were difficult.”
Demi has a strained relationship with her father. The last time she saw him was in 2008, despite the fact he is suffering from cancer. “She’ll be fine,” he concluded. “She’s strong alright.”