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Pop superstar Demi Lovato has opened up about her darkest moments, telling Lorraine's Ross King she believed she had nothing to live for at the hight of her troubles.
Despite having millions in the bank and an army of fans, Demi explained she has struggled constantly with her mental health – adding at times she couldn't see a way forward.
Demi has spoken frankly about abusing heroin, crack cocaine and meth.
Speaking candidly, the 28-year-old who has battled both drug and alcohol addiction, said: "It is never easy talking about trauma or things you've gone through.
"But music gave me something to live for at times of my life that I didn't feel like had anything to live for."
Explaining why she's revamped her look and cut off her hair, Demi added to Ross that it is more than simple a new image.
She said: "I felt like I was living my life for other people for so long and I always wanted to do it, so I did it."
In her new music video Dancing With The Devil Demi, 28, recreates her harrowing 2018 heroin overdose.
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The emotional single was written at the hight of Demi's very public battles with drugs and alcohol.
In one scene Demi can be seen at the bar before being taken away on a hospital stretcher.
Another scene shows her wired up on a hospital bed while friends and family gather around her.
Talking about the video, Demi told Ross: "Making it and watching it was difficult, but living it was the most difficult."
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She added: "But it was important that I shared my story."
Asked how she is now, Demi replied: "The goal was never to be 'happy'.
"Contentment is what I was striving towards. Then I thought 'let's go for happy.'"
The former Disney star previously told Entertainment Weekly: "Sometimes being descriptive can be triggering, but that's the sad, sad truth of how dark it can get. That's important to give people, too."
- Demi Lovato
- Lorraine Kelly
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