In a brand new interview, Demi Lovato got candid about the changes she’s made since her 2018 overdose. The former Disney Channel star revealed that she’s working on herself and adapting a new, positive mindset during the coronavirus pandemic.
“I started doing all this work, allowing myself to feel the pains of all the losses that I’ve had or the adversities or traumas that I’ve faced. I think my ability to be vulnerable and be more intimate with people has really heightened,” she explained to Bustle. “It’s very common for people to only really work on themselves when crisis happens or when they notice that they’re slipping into old patterns or behaviors. So to be able to walk into this experience without a personal crisis and just be like, I can do the work on myself now because I have the time…It was a beautiful thing.”
“I used to have people watching me the night before a photo shoot to make sure that I didn’t binge or eat and be swollen the next day,” the 27-year-old told the publication. “It’s just a totally different world now…I don’t prepare for photo shoots, even. I can eat Subway for breakfast.”
As fans know, this isn’t the first time Demi spoke out about her old management. During an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in March, the singer revealed that during her past appearances on the show, her team would hide all the snacks from her dressing room that had sugar in them. And when she first met with Scooter, Demi revealed she was terrified.
“I was nervous because I wanted him to manage me so bad, and I was terrified of rejection,” she said. “Also, having gone through such a public overdose, I didn’t know if anyone would want to manage me after that.”
Now, the Sonny With A Chance alum feels “connected” with a new group of people surrounding her.
“I can be totally vulnerable, transparent, and honest. And if I’m having a panic attack in the middle of a photo shoot or something that I can sit in the dressing room with whomever is there, and they can help me with it,” Demi said.
When it came to remembering her past, the actress explained that all the mistakes she made and everything she went through, “shaped me into who I am.”
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