During a recent interview on The Ellen Degeneres Show, Demi Lovato got real about her past struggles, and fans could not be more proud of her. The singer revealed that during her past appearances on the show, her old management team would hide all the snacks from her dressing room that had sugar in them.

“I lived a life for the past six years that I felt wasn’t my own,” the 27-year-old shared. “I struggled really hard with an eating disorder, yes, and that was my primary problem. But my life, I just felt it was so, I don’t like to use this word, but I felt like it was controlled.”

“If I was in my hotel room at night, they would take the phone away so I couldn’t order room service, or if there was fruit in my room, they would take it out, because that’s extra sugar. We’re not talking about brownies and cookies and candy and stuff like that, it was fruit too,” she continued. “For many years I didn’t even have a birthday cake. I had a watermelon cake, where you cut your watermelon into the shape of a cake and then you put fat free whip cream on top and that was your cake. For years I did that and it kind of became an ongoing joke but I just really wanted birthday cake.”

But now, the “Tell Me You Love Me” songstress has a new manager, and she’s doing better than ever.

“This year, when I turned 27, I have a new team and Scooter Braun, my manager, gave me the best birthday cake,” the former Camp Rock star added. “I just remember crying because I was finally eating cake with a manager that didn’t need anything from me and that loved me for who I am and supported my journey. At some point, it becomes dangerous to try to control someone’s food when they’re in recovery from an eating disorder.”

If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Youth Crisis Hotline at 1-800-448-4663.

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