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When Demi Lovato joined The X Factor last spring, the former Disney darling was just months out of rehab for self-harm and eating issues. Now, the 20-year-old pop star is telling Cosmo on Campus, via MTV News, that she’s come to believe that she rushed into her new TV job too quickly.

"I don't think I was ready when I started on The X Factor,'" Demi says. "In an ideal situation, I would have maybe waited a year or more [after coming out of treatment]."

For her, the new gig provided an opportunity to dive headfirst into something new and different entirely. "I dived into work really quickly and maybe that wasn't the best idea at the time," Demi tells the mag. "But the place I am in today is so much better than I could have ever imagined, so I'm really glad."

We’re just glad to see Demi happy and healthy, and enjoying her life so much. Now, if only Simon Cowell would just make her return for The X Factor Season 3 official already! We can’t imagine the show next season without her.

Source: Cosmo on Campus, via MTV News