Demi Lovato openly discusses her bipolar disorder and rehab stints in new YouTube documentary

Demi Lovato is giving her fans a chance to get up close and personal with her. During her appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, October 4, the Tell Me You Love Me singer spoke about her new YouTube documentary, Simply Complicated. “I talk about everything,” the 25-year-old admitted. “I actually said on the show a while ago that I have bipolar disorder. And that’s something that I touch on in the documentary.”

She continued: “I touch on everything that I’ve been through and how it turned me into the person that I am today.” Fans will get a look at the years following the Confident singer’s stint in rehab for drug addiction, eating disorders and her illness. “I went through years and years of not really knowing what was wrong with me and knowing that something was off,” she said. “There’s nothing wrong with me. It’s something that I have and it’s a part of who I am, but it touches on that in the documentary.”


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The singer is open to discussing anything, except who she writes her music about! When asked by the host if her song Ruin the Friendship — off her latest album — is about best friend Nick Jonas, the songstress remained tight-lipped. The Disney Channel alum said, “Something that I will always keep to myself is who I write my songs about.”

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Demi, who was in a relationship with actor Wilmer Valderrama for six years, recently shared her reasoning about remaining mum about her new relationships. “A lot of times when people ask about my dating life or personal life, they are looking for a headline,” she told Notion Magazine’s latest issue.

demi-lovato-1VIEW GALLERY Demi admitted that she won't reveal who her songs are about Photo: Getty Images 

She added, “I understand it’s their job, and it’ll be great press but it takes away from the music. Politics too, it’s very tricky when it comes to politics in the US right now.” Still, the Cool for the Summer singer is willing to be open up about most topics, especially if it helps inspire her fans.

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“My fans have been able to relate and look at [me] and say, ‘If she can get through it, I can too,'” she shared. "I needed that growing up, and having that positive response to just being open and honest is really rewarding. I no longer have secrets that I have to hide. It’s all out there. The fact that people accept me no matter what I’ve done is really beautiful.”

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