On July 24th 2018, ambulances were called to Demi Lovato's home after the singer reportedly suffered from an accidental overdose. She was found unconscious in her Hollywood Hills home after suffering with substance abuse for many years, but thankfully with the hope of friends and family, she recovered and is now ready to talk about what she went through.
On Saturday as part of the Teen Vogue Summit, Demi said she felt nervous to speak in public for the first time since her overdose, saying, “I’ve changed a lot. I’ve gone through a lot.”
“What a lot of people don’t realise is that I’m actually an extremely sensitive person," she continued. “I am human, so be easy on me. 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.”
Demi went on to admit that she's made a lot of mistakes in her life, but that she wants to be remembered for her achievements, rather than her struggles.
“Everyone’s so quick to cancel everybody and I’m really really tired of it, to be honest. People just make mistakes," she said. “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.”
She also noted that the biggest lesson she's learnt is that “life is not worth living unless you’re living it for yourself."