Demi Lovato opened up on Ellen about eating disorder and overdose
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It's been a year and a half since Demi Lovato's overdose and hospitalization, and she's finally ready to open up and talk about it. 

The musician has been opening up in interviews about her new music and the inspiration behind it. The artist is coming back stronger than ever, and has her own talk show coming out on Quibi. Lovato has been getting very personal and honest with her fans, and even discussed her coming out story in an interview.

Now Lovato is opening up about what exactly led to her overdose and how she dealt with an eating disorder. Thankfully, it seems that she's in a much healthier and stronger state, and Ellen DeGeneres was the perfect person to open up to about everything.

Demi Lovato was super honest on Ellen DeGeneres' show.

It was Lovato's 10th time on the talk show, and maybe her most influential. The singer opened up about some difficult topics like her eating disorder, what led to her relapse, and how her old team negatively affected her. Thankfully, Lovato is surrounded by people who love and care for her now.

DeGeneres was kind and heartfelt as she listened to the singer tell her story.

DeGeneres is all about her kindness and spreading positivity. So this was the best place for Lovato to comfortably open up about the difficult subject. In a transcription of the interview obtained by Elle magazine, Lovato told her story. 

"I have to preface it with the fact that I got sober at 19. So I got sober at an age where I wasn't even legally allowed to drink. I got the help that I needed at the time, and I took on the approach of a one size fits all solution, which is sobriety, just sobriety. And so my whole team took that approach and we did it. And we ran with it, and it worked for a long time."

"But I realized that over time as the things with the eating disorder were getting bad, I mean, over the years it got progressively worse and worse with people checking what my orders at Starbucks were on my bank statements. Just little things like that led me to being really, really unhappy. My bulimia got really bad and I asked for help and I didn't receive the help that I needed. And so I was stuck in this unhappy position. Here I am sober and I'm thinking to myself, 'I'm six years sober, but I'm miserable. I'm even more miserable than I was when I was drinking. Why am I sober?'"

"And I sent a message out, and I reached out to the people that were on my team, and they responded with like, 'You’re being very selfish. This would ruin things for not just you but for us as well.' And when I heard that, my core issues are abandonment from my birth father as a child. He was an addict, an alcoholic; like we had to leave him. And I have vivid memories of him leaving, so when they left, they totally played on that fear, and I felt completely abandoned so I drank. That night, I went to a party and there was other stuff there and it was only three months before I ended up in the hospital with an OD."

Lovato revealed that she walked off the stage in tears over her message being heard.

Lovato wrote in her Instagram caption, "Today I got to see my dear friend @theellenshow. I was lucky enough to sit with her and share my story from over the past year and a half. I was so emotional I cried when I walked off stage. Thank you Ellen for providing me a platform to speak my truth. Love you always and I’m so grateful for our chat today." 

The interview continued, "And you know, ultimately, I made the decisions that got me to where I am today. It was my actions that put me in the position that I'm in. And I think it's important that I sit here on this stage and tell you at home or you in the audience or you right here that if you do go through this, you yourself can get through it. You can get to the other side and it may be bumpy, but you are a 10 out of 10, like don't forget it. And as long as you take the responsibility you can move past it and learn to love yourself the way you deserve to be loved."

Lovato has so much to look forward to as she moves on.

Lovato has a talk show coming out soon on Quibi and a new album on the way. The artist showed off some new tattoos on DeGeneres' show that symbolize what she went through. Plus, the two took at trip down memory lane at one segment in which Lovato revealed her girl crush was Rihanna.

Lovato's empowering "I Love Me" music video debuts March 6.

Lovato has been teasing her new music video that features different versions of herself and a cameo from her character from Camp Rock. Lovato questions why she judges herself in the song, and delivers the message that you should be strong and whole and confident in yourself.

Honestly, who better to talk to about the deeply emotional parts of your life than Ellen DeGeneres.

Lovato picked the perfect person to open up to. DeGeneres heard her story with kindness and understanding. "I haven’t seen @ddLovato for 2 years. She spoke honestly and from the heart. I’m so proud of her," the host tweeted.

Fans are happy for Lovato that she has a platform for speaking out.

One fan replied to DeGeneres, "thank you so much for giving her the platform to share her story on. this interview must be one of my favs, i love her so much and she deserves all the love and happiness this world has to offer." 

We are so glad that Lovato is feeling better and is in a strong state of mind and surrounded by people who care about her. We're looking forward to what the next chapter holds.