While promoting her new album Holy Fvck, Demi Lovato reflected on some regrets she’s had. One is that she has put her life on display via three documentaries about her. “Honestly, I’m really sick of watching myself, and I think other people probably are too,” Demi told Alternative Press in a recent interview. “And if they aren’t, then they can watch my music videos.”
Over the past decade, the 30-year-old has been the subject of three documentaries covering her struggles with substance abuse and mental health. First, there was 2012’s Demi Lovato: Stay Strong. That was followed in 2017 by Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated. Most recently, there was the 2021 docu-series Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil. The most recent doc addressed the pop star’s near-fatal 2018 drug overdose. It was during that overdoes that she suffered a heart attack, multiple strokes and brain damage.
Demi said she used the documentaries to help explain what she was going through at certain periods in her life. However Demi admits she may have jumped the gun a bit. “I wish I would have waited until I had my s— figured out more because now it’s cemented,” Demi said. “Sobriety is what works for me and nothing else.”
The “Substance” singer said they aren’t opposed to opening up to fans again sometime in the future. However they will use another avenue besides documentaries. “My story’s not done,” she concluded. “So I want to be able to say by the time I’ve written a book, ‘OK, this is me grown up.'”
Though Demi’s previous album, Dancing With The Devil was centered around her post-overdose recovery journey, they were intentional about not making the entirety of Holy Fvck’s narrative about that. However, they wanted to confront any public opinion on their return to treatment head-on with its hard-hitting lead single, “SKIN OF MY TEETH.” ”I went back to rehab, came out and saw these headlines that were like, ‘Demi leaves rehab again.’ I was just like, ‘Might as well make the most of it.'” Lovato said the song is dedicated to people in recovery.