Demi Lovato on Revealing Her Darkest Struggles in Hopes of Helping Others

Hi, guys.

Thank you so much for having me.

Thanks for being here in person.

This is so nice to actually be able to talk to you.

I miss you so much.

I miss you, too.

It's so good to see you.

It's good to see you.

Your hair is fantastic.

You're always changing up.

You're always doing.

That's what I love about you.

You're always trying new things.

When did you do this?

So I cut my hair off in November.

And just I feel so free, like, I feel

more authentic to who I am.

And I also feel like I used to hide behind my hair,

especially I've talked a lot about my past being in recovery

from an eating disorder.

And I used to use my hair to hide behind.

And it would cover my body.

And so when I started doing all this work on myself,

I thought what is something that I've

been holding on to my whole life that I need to let go of.

And it was that, and also just other--

yeah, I just-- I feel more myself now.

Yeah, it's great.

And it's so much easier, too.

Totally.

I go back and forth, like I'm letting it grow out right now,

but I'm probably going to cut it short again.

But, it's so much easier to have short hair.

Totally, and it feels good.

I just do this all day.

I know.

[LAUGHTER]

It feels so good.

I had to-- because I colored it so much

that it fried my hair, so I had to shave So

when you see old things with me on the show with really, really

short hair, I had to shave it.

And it feels good.

So good.

So good.

[LAUGHTER]

I know.

I know.

Shave your heads, everybody.

[LAUGHTER]

I texted you after- I was watching you

during inauguration.

And the performance was unbelievable.

Portia and I were just going on--

Thank you.

[APPLAUSE]

--and on about--

[APPLAUSE]

I still can't believe I got to do that.

That was so cool.

Were you nervous?

Because that's a big--

I mean, you've done a lot of big things, but that's big.

Yes, so I was super nervous, because it's the inauguration.

And I also was--

what people don't know about that performance

is I actually performed it on a green screen.

So for me I was like, I don't know how this is going to turn

out, because I'm singing it, and it's on a green screen,

and there's- I couldn't see what was going on.

But it turned out really, really great.

And I loved seeing him, the president,

dancing with his grandson.

That was so cute.

I know.

That was so cute when you were performing

and he was watching it holding his--

Yes.

It was really sweet.

It made me so happy.

It was a sweet moment.

So I was telling you earlier when you were rehearsing that

your docuseries, which is coming out in March?

Yes, March 23.

And it'll be on YouTube, right?

Yes.

OK.

And it's a four part series?

Mm-mhm.

You're so honest.

And I say this to you all the time.

It's one thing to have the talent that you have,

but you're so down to Earth.

You're so real.

You're so honest.

You're so authentic.

[APPLAUSE]

And it's really rare.

There's a lot of talented people in this business,

but it's really rare to just find someone who's real.

And this docuseries, from what I've seen,

I just saw the trailer.

I mean, you talk about a lot.

I do.

I talk about a lot.

And the world has been so loving and accepting

of me telling my story, and there's

been so much love and support.

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.

We're going to meet and learn from our role models

who have overcome their deepest, darkest struggles.

And I wanted to show everyone-- first,

I wanted to set the record straight.

A lot of stories were going around that time

that didn't really know exactly what had happened.

And 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 with the world.

Yeah, I can't wait.

I can't wait to see it.

I mean, I'm asking for it, and they're

like, it's not done yet.

[LAUGHTER]

You can come over.

I'll give you a private screening, you and Portia.

I will.

I will, because I just can't wait.

And I can't wait to hear for everyone to hear the story.

And you're absolutely right.

We're living in a time where everyone

is super, super critical.

And we're supposed to make mistakes.

That's how we grow.

That's how we learn.

And it's all about learning from those mistakes

and getting to be a better person.

Absolutely.

I just heard today, which I did not

know that you were skydiving.

How many times have you done that?

So I did it one time.

And that story is pretty wild.

I went skydiving in Hawaii.

I was seeing somebody.

And they invited me on this trip, so I was super excited.

And they're like, we have a surprise for today.

And I was like, OK, what do I wear?

They're like, dress comfortable.

So I put on this silk jumpsuit with wedges ready to go.

And I walk out of the room, and they're

like, that's not comfortable.

That's not going to work.

And I was like, what are you talking about?

It's a silk jumpsuit.

It's very comfortable.

And I was like, I need to know what we're doing.

Well, this person had asked me on a date,

have you ever been skydiving before?

And I said, no, but I've always wanted to.

And they said, we have to go sometime.

I didn't know the next date would be a skydiving.

[LAUGHTER]

And sure enough, we go, and we jumped from the highest point

that you can go without an oxygen tank, which

is 14,000 feet or above.

We free fell for two minutes, and I couldn't say no,

because it's the second date.

And I-- you know, my ego was like, no,

don't let him see you're scared.

[LAUGHTER]

Wow.

So I did it and it was fun.

And is that relationship still going on?

They're a friend.

They're a good friend.

OK.

All right.

But no.

But no.

[LAUGHTER]

Hi, I'm Andy.

Ellen asked me to remind you to subscribe to her channel,

so you can see more awesome videos,

like videos of me getting scared or saying

embarrassing things like ball peen hammer,

and also some videos of Ellen and other celebrities,

if you're into that sort of thing.

[SCREAMS]

[BLEEP]

God.

[BLEEP]


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