It's been a year and some change (literally) since our beloved Demi Lovato went through public scrutiny following a heroin overdose. You'll recall she was hospitalized then she sought help from a rehabilitation facility to get her to where she is today –– talking about acting, new music, and a clearer mindset.
The "Sorry Not Sorry" singer sat with Teen Vogue Editor-In-Chief Lindsay Peoples Wagner and a live audience of fans at the Los Angeles Goya Studios to talk about life after overdose:
“Over the past year, I’ve learned a ton. I feel like I’m more in tune with who I am now, where I’m at today. I’ve learned a lot, I’ve been through a lot and I think as time goes on, as we are being faced with challenges in our life, on a daily basis like we all are, we are all human.”
She touched on the subject of body positivity and being happy with her own:
“What nobody taught me and what I had to figure out for myself over the past six to nine months is that I have to be okay with where it’s at in this moment. All I have to say is I’m healthy and, in that statement, I express gratitude and I am grateful for my strength and what I can do with my body.”
Demi also revealed something that we should all be aware of when commenting about our fave celebs on social media –– THEY'RE HUMANS TOO!
"What people don't realize is I'm an extremely sensitive person. When someone says something mean about me or makes a meme making fun of me, I have a good sense of humor. But when it's a very serious subject it can be hurtful. Even if you have an account thats like 'ImaDemiFan,' that's the name, and you leave one comment that said 'You look like Lord Farquaad with that hair,' I'm like, 'damn, that kind of sucks,'" Demi said. "I'm so tired of pretending I'm not human. When you say stuff, it affects me. I try not to look, but I see it."
As far as a new album, well... we can expect it... but we're not sure when!
"So, here’s the thing, I know you guys have wanted it since I released my last album. But It’s important to remember that I am so cautious this time around of jumping back into things. I really decided to take my time with things. When the time is right to release new music, I will put it out there and nobody is more anxious than you guys than me. I am dying to release new music.”
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