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Demi Lovato & Justin Bieber Take Over The Ellen DeGeneres Show!

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By Jimmy Ha

On Friday, Demi Lovato took over as host of The Ellen Degeneres Show shortly after being interviewed herself on the show.

And during her day of hosting, she also interviewed her label mate and fellow musician, Justin Bieber!

Both singers definitely have a lot in common as singers, celebrities, and also going through their own past struggles while still being in the limelight. However, they kept the conversation light, while still being very honest about their struggles and dealing with fame.

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Demi asked Justin if ‘there’s anything he would rather do than being a singer’, Bieber replied:

“I think for a while I tried to run away from some stuff. I tried to run away from the industry, tried to run away from what I felt like God wanted me to do. But I feel like this is what you and I are meant to do. You’re meant to entertain and sing, and I think same as me. So when we run away from that, we become less happy. We feel like there’s all these responsibilities and all these sort of things that become heavy for us. I think sometimes we’ve gotta run towards the pain rather than run away from it.”

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Lovato went on to mention that she applauded Bieber’s recent release of his Youtube documentary series, Seasons:

“I think the more mature you become, the more you understand that there’s power in your weakness. When you’re able to show that, it gives other people the confidence to say, you know what I’m going through similar things myself. It might not be the exact same thing, but I’m going through something too and I’ve been hiding it. So just having the confidence and being able to instill that confidence in young people that it’s OK to have problems, you don’t have to hide that.”

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And Lovato went on to say that Bieber was a huge inspiration for her during mental and health recovery:

“When I struggled last year, I know I looked at you as an inspiration because you’ve been through this and you’ve come out of the other side and I really just admire the man that you are today.”

Lovato recently shared on Ellen that she was once surrounded by people who adversely affected her recovery process:

“I didn’t know that until today too, but I lived a life for the past six years that I felt wasn’t my own because I struggled really hard with an eating disorder, yes, and that was my primary problem and then it turned into other things. My life, I just felt it was so… and I hate to use this word, but I felt it was controlled, by so many people around me.”

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Lovato went on to explain even further about how difficult it was trying to deal with her eating disorder:

“For many years, I didn’t even have a birthday cake. I had a watermelon cake, where you cut your watermelon into the shape of a cake and you put fat free whipped cream on top and that was your cake. I just really wanted birthday cake, so this year when I turned 27, you know, I have a new team, and Scooter Braun, my manager, gave me the best birthday cake. I spent it with Ariana Grande, who is one of my good friends, and we just had the best birthday and I just remember crying because I was finally eating cake with a manager that didn’t need anything from me and that loved me for who I am and supported my journey. I think at some point it becomes dangerous to try to control someone’s food when they’re in recovery from an eating disorder.”

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