'I am not meant for this business and the media,' she tweeted
Demi Lovato took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce that she has had enough of the Hollywood spotlight, and will be be retreating from the public next year.
The 24-year-old tweeted, “So excited for 2017. Taking a break from music and the spotlight.. I am not meant for this business and the media.”
Lovato has had a jam-packed 2016, spending much of the year promoting her 2015 album Confident, and took to the road alongside Nick Jonas for a string of co-headlining concerts from June to September.
The announcement comes after Lovato spoke out about celebrity “squads” in an interview with Glamour, where she referenced Taylor Swift’s group of friends and said, “I don’t see anybody in any sort of squad that has a normal body. It’s kind of this false image of what people should look like. And what they should be like, and it’s not real.”
This won’t be the first time Lovato has announced a break. Back in June, she quit Twitter, telling her 38 million followers, “Damn I gotta quit sayin s—. Bye Twitter,” but was back within 24 hours, saying, “F— this.. I’m back bitches. And I’m coming back more honest than ever.”
Lovato hasn’t said what she’ll do with her time off, but she tweeted at a fan, “It doesn’t feel worth it anymore. “I’d rather do charity work [to be honest].”