Demi Lovato: Cory Monteith’s Addiction Wasn’t A “Choice”

Julie Gerstein / July 19, 2013

“All it takes is one moment of vulnerability to get slipped into your addiction. It’s not a choice. Nobody chooses to use. He didn’t choose to die. It was the disease. It can creep up on you at any moment. It only takes one moment of relapse to potentially die. It’s really scary, but I’m really hoping that from this, people are able to see this is a very, very, very dangerous disease.”

“X Factor” judge Demi Lovato, who’s had her own bouts with drug and alcohol abuse, on the death of “Glee” star Cory Monteith. Lovato admitted that club and concert promoters would often feed her drugs and drinks as a means of convincing her to come to their venue. In 2011, she entered a rehabilitation facility for “emotional and physical issues” and now advocates on behalf of mental health issues. In the wake of Monteith death, said Lovato, “The main person in my thoughts is Lea. I am praying for her so hard and I love her so much. I’m wishing her a lot of strength right now.” Us, too. [People]