Fans’ concern over Demi was heightened because the singer has been very public about her insecurity about her body. During a podcast interview earlier this year, Demi explained that she’d spent the past few years suffering from an eating disorder in part because of her insecurity about her body.
“I thought the past few years was recovery from an eating disorder, when it actually was just completely falling into it,” she said on the podcast. “Maybe my symptoms weren’t as obvious as before, but it was definitely an eating issue.” At the time, Demi said that she was working out three times a day, and wished that someone had told her to slow down.
“I was just running myself into the ground, and I honestly think that that’s kind of what led to everything happening over the past year,” she said. “It was just me thinking I found recovery when I didn’t and then living this kind of lie and trying to tell the world I was happy with myself when I really wasn’t.”