Demi Lovato’s Documentary “Simply Complicated” Shows Her Deepest Struggles

Demi Lovato’s documentary Simply Complicated is officially out on YouTube, and the 25-year-old singer gives her fan an inside to her private life, including love life, heartbreak, drugs, and even the health issues she’s been battling for years.

“I am Demi Lovato,” she says over a voiceover while clips from her life flash by. “I’m 25. The last decade has taught me a lifetime of lessons. I’ve learned that secrets make you sick. I’m learning how to be a voice and not a victim. I’ve learned that sex is natural. I’ve learned that love is necessary. Heartbreak is unavoidable, and loneliness is brutal. I’ve learned that the key to being happy is to tell your truth and be OK without all the answers. This is my story. This is Simply Complicated.”Embed from Getty Images

Lovato has always been very open about her personal struggles and health, she’s battled with drug addiction, mental health issues, including being bipolar. Lovato admits that she started using cocaine when she was 17 after she was bullied in school.  To avoid being bullied, she became friends with the popular girls that encouraged her to party, drink alcohol and do drugs, such as cocaine and Adderall. Her father was an addict and an alcoholic and passed away from cancer in 2013. “I guess I always searched for what he found in drugs and alcohol because it fulfilled him, and he chose that over a family.”