Demi Lovato has always spoken honestly about her issues and the steps she has taken to resolve them. When she was younger, she was bullied, and she struggled with overeating, self harm, and anger issues. But that may not be all she’s gone through, if the lyrics of her new song “Warrior” are any indication.

In previous songs, she’s revealed parts of herself through her lyrics, and it may be that this is the same. “There's a part of me I can't get back / A little girl grew up too fast / All it took was once, I'll never be the same / Now I'm taking back my life today,” the X Factor judge sings. The words seem to indicate that she is talking about being molested or raped as a child, but Demi isn’t ready to confirm that quite yet.

"My family knows what it's about,” Demi tells the August issue of Cosmopolitan (via Us Weekly), which features the star on its cover. “When I'm ready to open up that subject with the outside world, then I'll be free to talk about it. But right now, it's kind of one of those things where the lyrics speak for me. It's all in the song."

We respect Demi’s decision not to share more than she’s comfortable with, though she’s in a unique position to help other girls if she went through such traumatic experiences. Because of her extremely difficult youth, she even felt suicidal thoughts — at seven years old. But someone saved her life: Barney.

“Even before Barney, I was suicidal. I was 7,” Demi says. “With Barney, I guess subliminally, I did have a relationship with this figure that was saving my life in a way. . . I've talked about being bullied and the years of being a teenager, but I went through things when I was younger that I've never talked about that probably caused me to turn out the way I ended up turning out."

Whatever Demi has gone through, we’re deeply saddened for her. Luckily, these days she’s a well-adjusted, open, honest role model for millions of people, capable of changing lives with her song lyrics. And that’s the only truth we need to know.

Source: Cosmopolitan via Us Weekly