Demi Lovato's father believes the pressures of Hollywood got to his 18-year-old daughter, who has checked into a treatment center for emotional and physical issues.
“There are a lot of pressures," Patrick Lovato tells RadarOnline. "That is one of the things I worried about when she signed with Disney."
Patrick — who is divorced from Demi's mother — hasn't seen his daughter recently.
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He was taken aback by numerous reports that Lovato has struggled with body image issues, as well as other issues.
She has openly talked about being bullied as a kid. Asked if he knew about the incidents that later forced her to be home-schooled, her father tells Radar, “No I sure didn’t."Story: Demi Lovato quits Jonas Bros tour, enters treatment
As for reports that the Disney star has a cutting issue, he says, “I can’t say."
He wanted to stress to fans that she doesn't have a drug or alcohol problem and that she will be back on her feet in no time.
“She’ll be fine,” he says. “She’s strong all right.”
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