Demi Lovato Discusses The ‘Relief’ She Felt After Getting Her Bipolar Diagnosis

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Demi Lovato opened up about the relief she felt after getting her bipolar diagnosis at the Hollywood & Mind Summit in Los Angeles on Thursday (May 18th).

According to People, the “Heart Attack” singer told audience members, “I was so relieved that I had finally had a diagnosis. I had spent so many years struggling, and I didn’t know why I was a certain way in dealing with depression at such extreme lows, when I seemingly had the world in front of me just ripe with opportunities.”

She continued, “It was things like, I remember being 15 years old on a tour bus and watching fans follow my bus with posters and trying to get me to wave outside the window. And all I could do was just sit there and cry. And I remember being in the back of my tour bus watching my fans and crying and being like, ‘Why am I so unhappy?’ “

Lovato added that she revealed her diagnosis publicly in order to “help others with their journey.”