From Perez Hilton: It's coming full circle for Demi Lovato.
On Thursday, the pop princess revealed she is now the co-owner of the very rehab facility where she received treatment years ago.
The pop star took to Twitter to announce that she is partnering with CAST Centers, where she got help for depression and bulimia, as well as drug and alcohol abuse.
The 23-year-old also issued a statement about the new venture, saying:
"CAST was my home while I was in recovery and over the past several years, I have stayed close to the staff and to Mike Bayer, [Founder and CEO, CAST Centers] and have seen their passion and tireless efforts firsthand, not only through my own treatment, but with others as well. I'm excited to have the opportunity to become a partner in a business that I have such close ties to, and to continue to raise awareness around mental health."
And, the singer opened up about the decision on an upcoming interview with CBS' Sunday Morning. In the sit-down, the performer explained why she decided to co-own the El Lay center:
"I don't know what it says, it just feels good."
The songstress also reflected on her time at CAST, recalling that she wasn't the best patient:
"Yeah, I was a nightmare. I would say ... the word that I want to say, but it's so inappropriate that I can't. And this will be on a Sunday morning, so I'm not going to say it!"
The Body Say artist admitted her relationship with religion is what ultimately allowed her to get on the road to recovery:
"It sounds ridiculous but, like, I kind of made a pact with God. And I don't even think you're supposed to do that, but I was, like, I promised, 'If you make me a singer one day, I'm going to use my voice for so much more than singing, and I'm going to help people with it.'"
Dem said she had learned how to own up to her actions, as well as live without being dependent on drugs or alcohol, and it hugely helped her career:
"And because of that. I'm now sitting here right now alive and more successful than I've ever been."
Demi's episode of Sunday Morning will air Sunday, September 11 at 9 a.m.