Demi Lovato Explains Why She’s Revealing Her Darkest Secrets To The World
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Demi Lovato appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week, and she told Ellen why she believes it’s so important to share her struggles with the world.
In a new docuseries, the former X Factor judge opens up about the 2018 overdose that almost killed her. Read on to find out what Demi told Ellen about her experiences.
Demi Lovato Wants To Help People By Sharing Her Struggles
Demi’s four-part docuseries, Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil, will be available to watch on YouTube starting March 23. Ellen DeGeneres praised Demi for being “honest” and “authentic.”
“What’s great is we live in a time where nobody’s perfect,” Demi said. “And we’re not gonna get role models by watching people not make mistakes. We’re going to meet and learn from our role models who have overcome their deepest, darkest struggles.”
The 28-year-old added that she wanted to “set the record straight” about what actually happened to her. “I just wanted to tell the world, ‘Hey, this is what happened, this is how I got through it, and hopefully this can help you too.'”
In the trailer for her docuseries, Demi shares that she suffered three strokes and a heart attack during her 2018 overdose. “My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes [to live],” she said.
Demi Shares Why She Cut Her Hair Short
Demi has been sporting a short haircut these days, and she told Ellen the deeply personal reason she chose to make the change. She said she got the new cut in November.
Demi said she felt “free” and “more authentic to who I am.” She shared that while she struggled with an eating disorder, she would use her long hair “to hide behind.” She decided to needed to “let go” of it, adding, “I feel more myself now.”
She and Ellen bonded over how good it feels to run your hands over short hair. “Shave your heads, everybody!” the host enthusiastically told the audience.
Demi has a new song out with Sam Fischer called “What Other People Say.” The two of them performed the song on Ellen’s show. Check it out in the video above.