â€œIt made sense for me to go ahead and leave the show to focus on my music,â€ the 18-year-old starlet revealed. â€œItâ€™s kind of sad for me that a chapter of my life has ended but there couldnâ€™t be a better time for me to move onâ€¦ I donâ€™t think going back to Sonny would be healthy for my recovery. Being in front of a camera would make me nervous.â€
Demiâ€™s decision has the full support of Disney Channel.
â€œWe respect Demiâ€™s decision to focus fulltime on her music and not immediately return to her acting career,â€ a rep for Disney Channel said. â€œShe is a talented young woman and our hearts are with her as she continues to take action to improve her health and bounce back from adversity.â€
In January, Demi completed a three-month program at a treatment facility for â€œemotional and physical issues.â€