Demi Lovato: Fires More Staff, Shudders Website Amidst Relapse Drama
It’s been three weeks since the world learned that Demi Lovato relapsed after six years of sobriety, and it seems the recovery process has been a long and difficult one for the troubled pop songstress.
To her credit, it wasn’t the tabloids that publicized her latest struggles with substance abuse but Demi herself.
In June, she released the song “Sober,” which detailed her fall from the wagon with heartbreaking and surprisingly personal lyrics.
Unfortunately, the release of the song did not signal the start of Demi’s long road back to sobriety, as many had hoped.
Instead, those who know her best say Lovato is still drinking and has no immediate plans to get clean.
“Demi has gone off the rails,” a source tells Radar Online.
Equally troubling is the fact that the singer has reportedly been severing ties with those who wish to help her.
Demi fired her manager earlier this week, and it seems she’s ended her relationship with several other staffers in the days that followed.
“She’s completely dropped her family members, friends and everyone in the sober community, including all of the people at CAST [Demi’s former recovery program],” the source claimed.
“And now she is cutting off her staff who have worked with her forever.”
As Radar reports, Lovato also shut down her website earlier this week.
The site is now back up and running, but the hiatus left many with the impression that Demi is badly in need of some time away from the spotlight.
The fact that Lovato is cashing in on her relapse by actively promoting “Sober” on her social media pages has led some to label her a hypocrite:
“She is making money off her relapse,” says the insider.
“But she is a walking contradiction, because she is does not have a game plan to get clean right now.”
Friends and family already staged an informal intervention, but sadly, it seems their concerns fell on deaf ears.
“[They] suggested to her that she should get some help and go to rehab,” the source claims.
Clearly, Demi didn’t heed that advice.
On social media, Lovato has been the subject of a massive outpouring of concern, but unlike in years past, she seems to have little interest in communicating directly with fans.
Here’s hoping she’s able to find the help she needs before it’s too late.