Demi Lovato is striving to become a better person, one day at a time.

In an interview with E! News, the 18 year-old singer/actress revealed that rehab helped save her life.

“I wasn’t going to continue to be alive if I continued to treat my body the way I was.”

While still remaining optimistic, Lovato says she’s fighting a battle that she will have to deal with for the rest of her life.

“It’s a daily journey and it’s definitely going to be a struggle that I’ll have to deal with for the rest of my life. Sometimes I think, ‘Why couldn’t I have been normal?'”

When she first recorded her new single “Skyscraper” … Demi didn’t know whether or not to re-do the track because her voice was so weak.

“Skyscraper,” a song about the adversity she’s faced, her voice was weak because she was “ruining it by damaging it after every meal.”

After going ahead and recording a second version of the song, she decided to keep the original version because it felt symbolic to all of the adversity she was facing at the time.

“[The second version] just didn’t feel the same, so we kept the original one. For me it was … so symbolic, it being the song I recorded before treatment and yet it was providing a message.

“It’s so crazy the way things played out, that it ended up being my symbol and it represented what I’m trying to spread the word about — getting help and rising above any issues that [I and] my fans are dealing with,” she added.

Demi now realizes that she can never be perfect … but long as she can make it through the day, she has already achieved something.

“I was doubled over, just in pain. I remember thinking, this is kind of my cry for help back then, because I hadn’t spoken to anyone about these issues and I hadn’t gotten the help that I needed. I’m not going to be perfect, but … if I can make it through the day, that’s all that matters.”

We’re glad to hear Demi is looking at things a lot differently now … hopefully she will keep gaining strides on her road to recovery!

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