Demi Lovato's Dad Receiving Death ThreatsDemi Lovato's father may have been well-intentioned when he professed concern for his daughter's well-being earlier this week, but his statements to the press have far from appeased fans of the troubled Disney star.

Patrick Lovato, Demi's estranged father, came under fire after telling that many of the young star's problems may have been caused by career stress. "There are a lot of pressures," he said. "That is one of the things I worried about when she signed with Disney."

Demi, who is reportedly receiving treatment for cutting and body image issues following an altercation with a dancer on her tour, has not been in contact with her father for months.

Since making statements to the press, the elder Lovato found a death threat reading "you're dead" nailed to his fence and has received a threatening call on his home phone.