Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Demi Lovato staying in Illinois rehab centre as family flies out to visit for the weekend



Troubled: Demi Lovato has dropped out of her current touring schedule with the Jonas Brothers and entered a treatment centre in Illinois

Demi Lovato's family flew out this weekend to visit her at the Illinois rehab centre she checked herself into last week.

The 18-year-old is staying at the Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, just outside Chicago.

And her mother, stepfather and two sisters made the trip from Los Angeles to spend the weekend with her.

The family stayed from Saturday until Sunday night, and brought the Disney star a guitar so she could practise while in rehab.

The Timberline website says: 'Our residents - adult women and adolescent girls - come to us when they need immediate, life-saving and life-changing help.

'Treatment is holistic, individualized, and nurturing.'

Demi entered rehab after an altercation with backup dancer Alex Welch on a flight in Peru.

She was on tour with the Jonas Brothers Live in Concert Tour when the confrontation occurred last week, and pictures have since emerged showing Welch sporting a bruised eye.

After the scuffle, the Disney star checked into rehab for 'emotional and physical' issues.

Family support: Demi's stepfather and manager Eddie De La Garza, mother Dianna and her half sister Madison de la Garza

According to People magazine, the singer became enraged with Welch after suspecting her of talking behind her back.

The source says,'As she did on most nights off, Demi invited her band, dancers and her parents to dinner.

'Afterwards, she broke off with a very small group.'

The next day, tour managers and Demi's stepfather, Eddie De La Garza, questioned Demi about the night having been informed that they had been partying.

Goofy star: Demi used to date fellow Disney star Joe Jonas

'When tour management found out about this, they talked to the people involved, including Demi', says the source.

'Demi reacted badly and perceived that someone on tour had told on her.'

She then confronted the girl in question whilst the group were on an aeroplane and there was a 'short, physical altercation' that was 'one-sided'.

Fellow teen star Selena Gomez has spoken out about the incident, saying that people are too quick to judge.

She says, 'You can't care [about reports like that]. It's really toxic what they do to girls in the industry.

'I don't think anybody should be mean because you never understand what's someone is going through. And it is partly [this] business, because it is crazy and hectic.

'So I think that nobody should be rude. If this were a normal person, you wouldn't be so judgemental. I feel like people shouldn't judge as much, they should give their sympathy.'

source :dailymail

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