Demi Lovato has been making headlines for her willingness to share a very real account of her 2018 overdose and subsequent recovery in her new album and documentary Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil. While Lovato says she’s now happy and living her truth, her greatest fear in taking on the project was the possibility of triggering those who are also struggling.
“I am so open and I never want anyone to feel triggered by the things that I talk about,” Lovato said, in a recent interview with Mikey V. “So, I think there was a fear of people getting triggered, but I also think there was a fear of how people would respond to me talking about the place that I’m in today.”
The album and documentary discuss themes of mental health, substance use and sexual assault in a frank manner. So, it makes sense that Lovato would be sensitive about putting these things out there in such an intense way, when there are so many people dealing with similar challenges. Ultimately, though, the singer credits the experience in helping her come to terms with herself and find happiness.
“I think that was the most nervous that I was, regarding the documentary and album, but I’m happy and I’m living my truth and, no matter what other people have to say, if I feel good about it, that’s all that matters.”
Dancing With The Devil is out now.