Demi Lovato performed the national anthem before the San Francisco 49ers faced off against the Kansas City Chiefs before Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Miami Herald/courtesy

Demi Lovato has opened up in recent interviews about how she was under extreme pressure to maintain a certain body type, leading up to her relapse on drugs and alcohol and to her reported near-fatal overdose on opioids in July 2018.

In this way, the 27-year-old singer is describing a well-known link between eating disorders and substance abuse.

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