Demi Lovato may have been knocked down, but over the past year, she built herself right back up.
"I wasn't going to continue to be alive if I continued to treat my body the way I was," the 18-year-old said in an exclusive sit-down with E! News' Ryan Seacrest, discussing her decision to seek treatment last October for issues that included anorexia, bulimia and a tendency to self-mutilate by cutting.
"It's a daily journey and it's definitely going to be a struggle that I'll have to deal with for the rest of my life," she admitted. "Sometimes I think, ‘Why couldn't I have been normal?' "
Luckily for her fans, however, Lovato isn't "normal." She's an on-the-rise star with a hit single and a brand-new music video (enjoying its world premiere today on E! News and E! Online) that literally mean the world to her.