The pop star discusses her past while taking viewers through the creation of her latest album, out on the town and inside her romantic life.
Demi Lovato has released her new documentary, Simply Complicated, and it lives up to its name -- tracking the pop star's tumultuous past with straight-forward accounts of the personal struggles that nearly destroyed her life and details the making of her latest album, Tell Me You Love Me.
Simply Complicated was released Tuesday (Oct. 17) via YouTube and delves into Lovato's history with a mind of the present, as she narrates the piece through a series of interviews and brings viewers into her private life. Nick Jonas, her manager Phil McIntyre and Lovato's friends and family all make appearances as well.
Drama is rife throughout the film, starting early on with Lovato's abusive biological father, who suffered from addiction and ultimately left the family when she was still young. While Lovato goes on to seemingly inherit some of the same self-sabotaging tendencies and is vulnerable to drug and alcohol addiction -- as well was battles with eating disorders and manic depression -- nearly hitting rock-bottom behind-the-scenes, her story is one of triumph. She is now five years sober and channeling her focus to her art and physical exercise with great success.