Demi Lovato's Dad: Pressures of Hollywood Got to Her

Celebrity Body Nov. 2, 2010 AT 2:15PM
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Demi Lovato's father believes the pressures of Hollywood got to his 18-year-old daughter, who has checked into a treatment center for emotional and physical issues.

“There are a lot of pressures," Patrick Lovato tells RadarOnline. "That is one of the things I worried about when she signed with Disney."

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Patrick - who is divorced from Demi's mother - hasn't seen his daughter recently.

He was taken aback by numerous reports that Lovato has struggled with body image issues, as well as other issues.

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She has openly talked about being bullied as a kid. Asked if he knew about the incidents that later forced her to be home-schooled, her father tells Radar, “No I sure didn’t."

As for reports that the Disney star has a cutting issue, he says, “I can’t say."

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He wanted to stress to fans that she doesn't have a drug or alcohol problem and that she will be back on her feet in no time.

“She’ll be fine,” he says. “She’s strong all right.”

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