Demi Lovato Opens Up About Eating Disorder In Documentary & How It Changed Her Life
Demi Lovato has had an amazing year. With the release of her new album, performances all over the world, and a more dedicated fanbase than ever, Lovato is on top. But it hasn't always been so easy. The "Sorry Not Sorry" singer has had a long journey to success with lots of struggles along the way, and she's not afraid to admit it. In her new documentary, Simply Complicated, Demi Lovato opens up about her eating disorder and her many struggles with it, and it's so, so brave and heartbreaking. The 25-year-old Grammy nominee took to her Instagram story on Tuesday, Oct. 17 to share before and after photos of her personal struggles with an eating disorder to kickstart the release of her documentary.
Lovato has been honest and open about her issues with binging and purging, which started in her youth and took over her life. In Simply Complicated, Lovato shares stories of loneliness, depression, addiction, and hardship with body issues throughout her life.
Lovato explained to her manager,
In the documentary, Lovato also admitted to her nutritionist, “Food is still the biggest challenge in my life. It’s something that I’m constantly thinking about.”
The former Disney star bravely discussed the importance of honesty and openness with personal battles. She shared her complicated relationship with food and said,
Lovato also admitted to her difficult past with drugs and alcohol. She remarked,
Lovato is laying it all out there, and fans everywhere are applauding her for it. The documentary is also incredibly eye-opening and inspiring. It's proof Lovato has been through it all, and is still charging full speed ahead. Lovato also opened up about her bipolar disorder and her difficulty dealing with it. She said,
Watch the Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated documentary on YouTube for more about the singer's past struggles and how she found her way through some of the darkest of times.
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