Demi Lovato Doesn’t Regret Anything She’s Done But Hopes People Will ‘Be Easy’ on Her for This Reason

Demi Lovato had her first major interview since she was hospitalized for a drug overdose in July 2018 and she had a lot to say… about her career, her personal journey, what she’s learned along the way, and when fans can expect new music from the singer. Lovato has come out of the process a lot wiser but she says she doesn’t have any regrets about her life.

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Demi Lovato attends the 2019 Teen Vogue Summit at Goya Studios on November 02, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Sarah Morris/Getty Images)

Lovato has been through a lot

During an appearance at the Teen Vogue Summit, Lovato noted that while she was “a little nervous” about the “first public thing back,” she shared, “I’ve changed a lot. I’ve gone through a lot.”

The singer shared that along her journey she discovered more about herself, including how to deal with critics, sharing: “What a lot of people don’t realize is that I’m actually an extremely sensitive person. I am human, so be easy on me.”

She added: “And I’m so tired of pretending like I’m not human. That’s one thing that I won’t do anymore. When you say stuff, it affects me. I’m human. I try not to look, but I see it.”

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She considers herself a fighter

While Lovato has overcome some of her struggles and often admits she’s a work in progress, she also says that when she looks in the mirror now, “I see someone that’s overcome a lot.”

She added: “I genuinely see a fighter. I don’t see a championship winner in there, but I see a fighter and I see someone that’s going to continue to fight no matter [what] challenges are thrown their way.”

Lovato also wants, despite the very personal matters that have made headlines, “people to remember that I’m a singer,” adding, “I think that a lot of the things I’ve been through kind of outshined my successes in the music industry or acting now. I just want people to remember that that’s what I want to give to the world so please focus on that and not the other things.” 

The singer shared that it seems “everyone’s so quick to cancel everybody,” explaining, “I’m really really tired of it, to be honest. People just make mistakes.” 

When will Lovato release new music?

Her fans understandably want to know when they can expect new music and she promised that there is “new music coming,” but she “didn’t say when.” Lovato explained some of what’s involved with writing and releasing music, sharing, “It’s important to remember that I am so cautious this time around of jumping back into things. I’ve really decided to take my time with things, so when the time is right to release new music, I will put it out there… I am dying to release new music.”

Lovato also shared some of the pitfalls of fame, especially since she started so young. She admitted: “Of course when you’re seven or eight years old, and you say, ‘Do you want be an actress or a singer?’ You’re like, ‘Yeah put me on stage.’ And you aren’t even old enough to understand the consequences that come with fame.”

She continued: “And yes fame is a privilege. It gets you a lot of things that you don’t normally get but there are downsides to it. It’s important to remember those downsides when you’re making that choice for the rest of your life, because once you’re famous you can’t not be famous anymore… I wish I would have known that as a child.”

As for whether she has any regrets about the path she’s traveled, Lovato said: “I wouldn’t change the direction of my life for anything… I would never regret anything. I love the person that I am today.”