Demi Lovato is leaving the Disney Channel sketch comedy Sonny with a Chance to focus on her music career, she tells People.com. "I don't think going back to Sonny would be healthy for my recovery. Being in front of a camera would make me nervous," says Lovato, who completed a three-month rehab stint for "physical and emotional issues" in January.
Lovato calls the move "nerve-racking," but adds, "I'm really excited to see where everything goes." Disney issued a statement in support of Lovato's move. "She 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," it read in part.
As for Sonny, it will be renamed So Random!, after Sonny's show-within-a-show.