Beat Freaks' Alex Welch Took A Beating From Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato's name has made MTV News headlines all week as she gets settled into a treatment facility for what her rep called "emotional and physical issues that she has dealt with for some time." People close to her told she has experienced problems in the past with being bullied, cutting herself and poor body image, but there's been a ton of speculation over what prompted the sudden decision to seek inpatient care.

This just in: The catalyst came in the form of a Beat Freak.

According to TMZ, the Beat Freaks' Alex Welch of Season 3's "America's Best Dance Crew" is walking around with a big shiner due to a scuffle with Lovato--and it was that scuffle that served as Lovato's bottom, as well as a wake-up call to get help.

A Lovato family source told People that after the physical altercation, which took place on an airplane, "Demi felt awful about her behavior and realized she needed to take personal responsibility for it. Because of this, and because of the battles Demi has fought throughout her life, both she and her family realized she needed to take steps to get help immediately."

+ Check out the video for more details from Julie Alexandria of "The Seven." We're pulling for Demi here at MTV HQ, and also hoping Alex's face makes a quick recovery.