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Demi Lovato Opens Up About Overdose, Faith, & Family

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By Alyssa McCraw

Demi Lovato has released a new interview on the eve-of-the-eve of "Music's Biggest Night."

She sat down with Zane Lowe at Apple Music's Beats 1 to discuss the story behind her new song "Anyone" that she'll be debuting in her Sunday night GRAMMY performance. Lovato explained that the song was written and recorded less than a week before her highly publicized overdose in July 2018.

The overdose then led to a hospitalization which inadvertently gave Lovato the time to reflect on her recent-but-unreleased music.

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"I wish I could go back in time and help that version of myself," Demi says, reflecting on the person she was when the song was penned. As she re-examines the time leading up to the overdose, she starts to realize just how dark things really were.

“I was recording it in a state of mind where I felt I was okay, but clearly I wasn’t...I almost listen back and hear these lyrics as a cry for help,” she adds. “And [when] you kind of listen back to it and you kind of think, how did nobody listen to this song and think, 'Let’s help this girl?'"

She does credit one person for helping, though - manager Scooter Braun - and she tells of a time he took her to a Bible study.

"So he took me there, and I just heard God clearer than I had heard him in a long time. I was just like, ‘Oh, you know what? This year is about, I need to focus on myself and my relationship with myself and my relationship with God.'”

Demi visited Jerusalem last fall where she was baptized in the Jordan River as a rededication to her faith. "This trip has been so important for my well-being, my heart, and my soul," a heartfelt Instagram caption read. "I’m grateful for the memories made and the opportunity to be able to fill the God-sized hole in my heart.

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Demi's revitalization also has her looking ahead.

"When I think of my future for the decade, I think at some point in this decade I want to start a family. That would be dope...and if it doesn't happen this decade, maybe the next."

During her hospital stay, Demi remembers thinking this: "if I ever come back, I want to sing this song," - she's referring to "Anyone," and we're so glad she's getting that chance.

Catch Demi on the 62nd GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, January 26th at 8pm EST on CBS.

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