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Post-Rehab Demi Lovato Opens Up About “Darkest Time of My Life”

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Although Demi Lovato has been spotted out and about since leaving a treatment center in late January, the Disney starlet has kept quiet about her fight to get well — until now.

Lovato, 18, appears in a special thank you video to fans posted exclusively at over the weekend.

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"I wanted to let you know that I am back and home," says the Camp Rock 2 star, who checked into an unnamed facility in late November to deal with "emotional and physical issues."

(The young entertainer has previously battled eating disorders and self-mutilation.)

Thanking her fans for well-wishes, notes and gifts, Lovato says: "I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for the support you guys have given me along the way…Your support is what got me through this."

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Although Lovato doesn't get into specifics about her latest struggle, she reveals, "The journey that I've been on has been very difficult over the past few months. I was dealing with issues that I know not only girls just my age but of all ages are dealing with."

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She adds emotionally, "I can't tell you how much light you guys brought into my life in probably the darkest time of my life. Without you guys, I wouldn't be here today."

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