Demi Lovato has always had a reputation for being raw and transparent about her struggles with the world, but the singer has recently made headlines by being the most brutally honest she has ever been.

Lovato released a documentary titled ‘Simply Complicated’ on Youtube. The full-length documentary reveals a personal and intimate look into Lovato’s childhood, life as a struggling Disney star, and her now recovered life.

According to her manager, ‘Demi was on a road to suicide.’

The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer opens up about struggling with depression at an age as young as 5 years old. She also touches on her biological father and how she believes many of her issues stemmed from his absence in her childhood. Demi’s mother also believed the singer’s depression began at a very Young Age due to her issues with her dad. They described Demi’s father, Patrick Lovato, as a very kind, loving father who let alcohol control him and turn him violent.

“I guess I’ve always searched for what he found in drugs and alcohol,” The singer bitterly confessed, “Because it fulfilled him and that’s what he chose over his family.”

At the young age of 17, the “Camp Rock” actress first tried cocaine while working on Disney Channel.

She became dependent on drugs and alcohol, constantly seeking it out.

“I was either craving drugs or on drugs,” The singer chillingly says.

Around 2010, the Sonny With a Chance Star went to rehab to seek professional help for personal issues and substance abuse. After months of rehabilitation, the singer came out of treatment very publicly, making a huge comeback by inspiring thousands of young girls with her “recovery.”

But in her documentary, Lovato exposes the fallacy of her “recovery.” While in rehab, she was skipping treatment, sneaking in drugs, faking her blood tests, and was still miles away from improvement.

“I was sneaking cocaine into planes. I was sneaking it into bathrooms.” The singer admitted slipping back to her vices after leaving rehab. There even came a point when Lovato used cocaine everyday for 2 months, straight.

“I remember we were in New York and she was clearly on something, while promoting this ‘new way of life’ on air. I was like, ‘You’re so full of it,’” Phil McIntyre, Demi’s manager, recalled.

Lovato also revealed details about the last night she drank. She was at a hotel with 2 people she invited, whom she drank with all night, until she had to get on a plane to make it to a performance. The singer embarrassingly recalls performing on American Idol, hung-over.

Lovato’s turning point came when her manager and close friend, Phil McIntyre, gathered her team and threatened to leave if she didn’t do anything for recovery.

At that moment, Lovato broke down in tears, begging for her team (the people she cared very much about) to stay, by promising to change.

McIntyre's condition was that she get rid of her phone. With commitment and conviction, Lovato trashed her phone before sinking it in a water-filled vase. That was the mark of Lovato’s sincere recovery. After the incident, her first year of sobriety began.

At 19, Lovato held a seat on the judges’ table on X-Factor while not owning a phone, living in a ‘Sobriety Apartment’ with roommates, and doing household chores. She was sincerely committed to the process of recovery.

Lovato receives abundant support from fans and fellow stars.

The documentary has almost 3 million hits since it’s release on Youtube. Upon its release, Lovato has received plenty of positive feedback and support from fans.

Even Selena Gomez, who was once one of Lovato’s closest friends, showed her some love on Instagram.

"This was beautiful, I'm so happy for you. You always continue to be bold and real. I wish more people were like you." Gomez sweetly commented on one of Lovato’s posts.

“Thank you so much, this means the world to me and more. Love you too.” Lovato graciously replied.

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