Bad time to take a Twitter break. Or maybe that's the reason for the online respite?
A day after Demi Lovato temporarily peaced out of the social media site, telling followers that she gets herself into too much trouble by tweeting, speculation began that the reason for her break may be down to rumors that the teen superstar hit a fork in her road to recovery.
Reports quickly gained traction that Lovato had checked herself back into rehab, this time at a Malibu treatment center to deal with substance abuse issues. So much for staying anonymous.
But is it true? Is Demi really back in rehab? Don't go breaking out the 12-step book just yet, because this rumor is…
The totally unfounded rumor, first floated by Blind Gossip earlier this month, didn't start making the rounds until this week, probably because Lovato wasn't around online to shut them down.
And true to her word, Demi didn't condescend to break her self-imposed Twitter ban, and instead left the denial duties to those around her.
"All the treatment rumors are utterly false," her rep told E! News.
Last night, her Sonny With a Chance costar Tiffany Thornton also defended her pal's honor, tweeting out, "I will tell you FOR SURE that they are wrong."
On second thought, if these are the types of rumors making the rounds online, Demi couldn't have picked a better time to stay away.