In a recent interview, Demi Lovato got candid about many heavy subjects, including her overdose, cutting out negative influences from her life, and what to expect for her upcoming GRAMMY performance.
On her 2018 relapse and overdose, Demi shares that even through hard times, she tried to remain positive and look ahead. “When I’m struggling or when I’m going through a rough time, I look towards the future for hope and to change my perspective on things. Especially when I go through something difficult, I always stop and I think, ‘Okay, why is God putting me through this?'”
Demi also opens up about how to better herself, she has to continue to assess and cut out the negative influences she comes into contact with. “As you meet people and as people come into your life, you still have to make a decision every time of like, is this somebody that I want around, you know? And if it’s somebody that’s a good influence on you and supportive of the life that you want to live, then keep them. But if they’re not, if it’s not conducive to your journey that you want to be on, there’s no need for them to be in your life.”
Demi also confirms reports that she will perform a song she wrote days before her overdose at the GRAMMYs. She says, “I feel like I’ve been waiting for this moment for so long… It’s only telling a fraction of my story, but it’s still a little bit, and it’s enough to kind of show the world where I’ve been.”
She also talks about her mental state writing the song, saying, “At the time when I was recording it, I almost listened back and hear these lyrics as a cry for help. You kind of listen back to it and you kind of think, how did nobody listen to this song and think, ‘Let’s help this girl’?” She adds, “I even think that I was recording it in a state of mind where I felt like I was okay, but clearly I wasn’t. I even listened back to it and I’m like, ‘Gosh, I wish I could go back in time and help that version of myself.’ I feel like I was in denial.”
Here Demi’s song, “Anyone” live at the GRAMMYs on Sunday (January 26).