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Demi Lovato home from rehab, uncertain about 'Sonny'

Demi Lovato out of rehab Demi Lovato was spotted in Santa Monica on Friday, having come home from an Illinois rehab center earlier this week after completing a 90-day in-patient treatment program.

Lovato entered treatment in late October after a meltdown while touring in Latin America with the Jonas Brothers.

If and when the 18-year-old will return to work on her "Sonny With a Chance" TV show is still undecided, according to a source close to Lovato. "Demi's management will inform us when she is able to return to work," a Disney Channel spokeswoman said.

Lovato quit the tour to seek "medical treatment for emotional and physical issues she has dealt with for some time," her camp said at the time, later noting that Lovato had fought eating disorders, was bullied at school and had struggled with cutting. Any substance abuse issues have been consistently denied.

The "Camp Rock" star allegedly got in a fight with tour dancer Alex Welch, giving her a black eye; Welch's attorney said in December that the matter had been "resolved amicably and completely," heading off any threatened lawsuits.

A source told People that Lovato will continue outpatient work with doctors in L.A. "For now, she is getting back to her regular routine and spending time with her family and close friends," the source said.

"I want to make sure my fans know how thankful I am for all their love, support and prayers during this difficult time," read a note posted on Lovato's Facebook page on Jan. 8, shortly after she'd won two People's Choice Awards. "Thank you for standing beside me through it all."

"Sonny With a Chance" stars Lovato as a girl from Wisconsin who lands a spot on a teen sitcom, learning some lessons along the way.


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Reuters contributed to this report.

Photo: Demi Lovato in Santa Monica on Jan. 28, 2011. Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

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It's so good to see her out & about.
Boy have we missed her.
She looks so happy, which then makes me happy :)
I hope all her problems have been sorted and that she is feeling better.
I wish her all the best in her future, and her fans will always be standing by her side no matter what.
We love you Demi!!!

I hope she comes back to Sonny With a Chance, but she's had enough of that. Here's whats probably going to happen; Sonny will be canceled, and So Random will be picked up as a regular show with former "Sonny" cast merged into So Random.

demi i love u rehab or not i just want u 2 know i've been praying and still will be praying 4 u. i love u:).

omg, she's so beautiful n sweet..
hope she do better in future so that everyone can see her true talent..
i love u so much demi <3

Yay demi!!!!! Good for her!

hey demi...i miss u n glad that ur back out again i have been prayin for you to come out strong with no problems...n i hope everything is well....take care n time 2 get back in front of that micro n show us what we once heared 2 b d best female disney star...luv u....we all love u n miss so come back strong ok!!!!!

she looks happier. her eyes have that sparkle to them. (: i've missed seeing and hearing from her. so glad she took action. (: and is back in the world

hi demi i am glad you are out.it doesn't pay to cry for a stupid as joe was.we are lloking foward to see you again in movies especially in camp rock 3.you are the best.it's not the end go ahead

o.m.g i cNt nElIeVe dEmI WeNt 4 rEhAaAaB .....O.M.G pLZz dEMi dNt do tHiS iI lOok uP 2 U

poor demi. i really sincerely hope she gets better. she s in my prayers. i know what thats like to struggle with life and especially cutting yourself.

Hi Demi I'm a fan and I believe that u are a artist and you have talent. God is with you and I believe that will overcome this obstacle and be able to help other girls that have gone through your situation. Stay strong and God be with you. God Bless

i missed demi so much, she's so amazingly talented and i'm glad she's took action to get better. i hope she doesn't quit 'Sonny'. :)

so everyone has their problems...nobody is judging you.weve been through it all before...take care and be safe...

She is such a beautiful girl. I hate that she is going thru such a rough time, but its good that she turned to medical help and not drugs. We are behind you all the way DEMI. love ya!!!!

dude dose she have ADHD

Demi Lovato is just a teen, stuff happens in everyones lives. And in my opinion I feel she shouldnt be hated now because of this. I know what she did was wrong, but she owned up to what she did and apologized. Isnt that at least giving her a 2nd chance. God loves us all & when we screw up in life,we need to pray and ask for forgiveness. She is under alot of stress with all the fans, prez, and shes in this alone. So lets stop lookin for the bad stuff in people & just be proud of all that Demi has accomplished. She is an amazing person & I love her for the pretty, smart, extremely funny & talented, layed back chick that she is. :) Demi, I wish I had the chance to meet you & tell you how much I look up to you... I understand that its real hard to deal with the prez and crazeddd fans on a daily bases. Your a young beautiful, talented celeb in the buisness, so people try to tell you that your not capable, put you down, and just show hate. I dont know why they do it, but its not right. Those people telling lies about you, need to get a life. They aint even got all the facts for what there goin around gossiping about. Im sorry for all that you have to go through, and I hope that if you are reading this.... that i someday.... maybe, get the chance to meet such a great girl like you... :) i lovveyyouuu Demi Lovato <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

hey demi how you doing you doing good i love the show thats so random i have the lip gloss watermelon lip gloss wand MHHMMMMM IT TASTE GOOD . LMAO really hannah used to my fav show she quit please quit the only thing i look foward to watching when im punished are have no friends to hang with and when i do my home work and fall asleep u make me happy not in a gay way lmao please do better love ur biggest fan ALLEYMAY BARIBEAULT middle river student find me

what you've done does not define who you are... hang in there Demi <3


Good for u demi! keep up the good work. Ur a great young women.

hey demi i want you to know that what ever happens you are with god , remember 2 chorinthians 3 :2-3 "you Yourselves are a letter writtianon our hearts known and read by everybody not with ink but with the holy spirit not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts" you are a light to others and I wish you the best and I hope you are feeling better , god loves you no matter what , me ( the amazing flute person in bastrop)

Lots of love and prayers for Demi, from Utah! XXXX

I think you are a great person but I will still love you from what happened.
Everybody has to deal with something they don't to. It's ok if you don't
Get something right the first time. Just keep trying!!!!!

-Mackenzie werth age 10 live in Waverly ne

demi i wouldnt see why you would be ashamed many people out there are having problems like you and thats all i gotta say beside dang it!!! I forgot my password


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