“When I started doing all this work on myself I thought, ‘what is something I’ve been holding onto my whole life that I need to let go of?'” she said of her formerly long, luxurious locks. The four-part docuseries due out on March 23 will delve into the singer’s near-fatal 2018 overdose, which she recently revealed caused three strokes, a heart attack and brain damage.
“I talk about a lot [in the documentary],” Lovato said, offering thanks to all the people who reached out with love and support after last week’s debut of the trailer. “What’s great is that we live in a time where nobody’s perfect and we’re not going to get role models by watching people not make mistakes,” she said. “We learn from our role models who’ve overcome their deepest, darkest struggles.”
Mostly, though, Lovato said she wanted to se the record straight about what went down during the period of her overdose and recovery. “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,'” she said. Demi also talked about the time she was invited to Hawaii for a second date and the person promised her a big surprise.
The only details she got were to “dress comfortable” for the date, so she slipped on a silk jumpsuit, with wedges… and they told her that was not going to work. You see, on a previous date, Lovato had mentioned that she’d always wanted to go skydiving, but didn’t know that the very next date would have her jumping out of a plane. “And sure enough we go and we jumped from the highest point you can go without an oxygen tank, which is 14,000 feet or above,” she said of the date that had her falling for more than two minutes.
Lovato later returned to perform her duet with Sam Fischer on his single “What Other People Say.” Watch Lovato on Ellen below.