Last November, Disney starlet Demi Lovato, 18, canceled her tour dates with the Jonas Brothers to seek professional help for undisclosed “emotional and physical issues.” Today, Lovato posted a short video message to fans — her first since leaving treatment in January. (Check out the clip below.) “I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the support you guys have given me along the way,” says Lovato, sitting in her own living room. “I’m excited to get back to work.” The Camp Rock star didn’t go into any details about what she refers to as “probably the darkest time of my life,” though she did hint that her problems weren’t unique. “I was dealing with issues that I know not only girls just my age but of all ages are dealing with,” she says. “I hope to one day raise awareness of everything so I can help people too, just like you guys helped me during this tough time.”

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