Demi Lovato broke her silence in her first interview since she was hospitalized for a reported drug overdose in July 2018. At the Teen Vogue Summit in Los Angeles, Lovato told the crowd – “I have learned from my experiences over the past year and have never been more in tune with who I am than where I’m at today.”

She started by acknowledging she was “a little nervous” for her “first public thing back,” and explained – “I’ve changed a lot. I’ve gone through a lot.” The singer went on to speak about her new music, the journey to loving her body and her new outlook on life and fame. One thing she’s learning is how to handle the online critics. “What a lot of people don’t realize is that I’m actually an extremely sensitive person,” Lovato said. “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.”

When asked what she sees when she looks in the mirror now, Lovato said, “I see someone that’s overcome a lot.” She continued, “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.”

The 27-year-old explained that she is making her comeback soon and has plans to release music and participate in acting projects.

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