Demi Lovato Wants To Be A Rolemodel Who Has Overcome Her “Deepest Darkest Struggles”

“We’re not gonna get role models by watching people not make mistakes”

Demi Lovato appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, February 22, and performed her latest single “What Other People Say” with Sam Ficher. The singer talked to Ellen about becoming a “role model” to her fans after learning from her life’s past mistakes. She also talked about her docuseries, Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil wherein her sobriety journey has been shown after her 2018 near-fatal overdose.

Demi Lovato Says “Nobody’s Perfect”

“I talk about a lot [in the docuseries]. The world has been so loving and accepting of me telling my story and just, there’s been so much love and support. What’s great is we live in a time when nobody’s perfect, and we’re not gonna get role models by watching people not make mistakes,” the singer said.

“We are going to meet and learn from our role models who have overcome their deepest darkest struggles,” she continued, “and I wanted to show everyone — first I wanted to set the record straight.”

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She also said, “a lot of stories were going around that time that didn’t really know what exactly had happened. 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,’ ”

“Because this journey has been such a wild ride but I’ve learned so much and I can’t wait to share it with the world.”

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They also talked about Lovato’s hair changes and how she feels much free after cutting it. She also confessed that she used her hair as a shield to protect herself and hence, cutting them has made her more free and strong. Ellen DeGeneres also talked about Demi Lovato’s performance during the Presidential Inauguration and how great it was for everyone to watch her on the screen. The star also talked about her past paragliding dating experience during the show.

Demi Lovato’s docuseries Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil will be released in March. The four-part docuseries will be available on YouTube for the fans to watch. The trailer has already been released and has gained huge appreciation from celebrities and fans.

During the Television Critics Association panel in January, the singer also told PEOPLE that she doesn’t regret her journey and she wouldn’t change a thing about it.

“It was a painful journey, and I look back and sometimes I get sad when I think of the pain that I had to endure to overcome what I have, but I don’t regret anything,” she said. “… I’m so proud of the person I am today. And I’m so proud that people get to see it in this documentary and I couldn’t be more grateful that I had someone by my side.”

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Demi Lovato’s docuseries idea got generated on the sets of The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Demi Lovato also revealed what led her to make her docuseries and why she wanted it to tell the world. “Hosting The Ellen Show last year was the catalyst for my need and desire to express myself and my story to the fullest extent,” she said.

“I knew that one appearance on a television show wasn’t going to cut it, I was not going to be able to share my whole story in one interview whether it was with a magazine or whatever it is. That’s why I wanted to turn it into a documentary.”

“I’m so grateful that I was able to have the opportunity to share my story through this documentary, but I’m even more grateful to be able to have done it with a friend who also just happens to be so talented.”

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