Los Angeles (AP) - The actress and singer Demi Lovato (27, "Sober") has long been repressed their true self to please others.

"For many years, I tried to be a role model rather than being myself," she told a Los Angeles event over the weekend. The former Disney actress said that she had as a teenager do not sting tattoos, so as not to upset the media company.

In July 2018, the US-American had been hospitalized - according to media reports, because of an overdose. After that she had gone into a detoxification and withdrawn from the public. Saturday's Teen Vogue event marked her public comeback, so she was "a little nervous," Lovato said. She has learned a lot in the past few months.

Recently, Lovato caused a stir with a raw bikini photo. "Guess what? It's cellulite !!!! », she wrote on Instagram. She was tired of being ashamed of her body and of wanting to conform to the ideal of others.

Lovato advised the teenagers in the room not to pretend: "If you want to dye your hair purple, your hair turns purple. If you love someone of the same sex, you love someone of the same gender. Be yourself and do not be afraid of what people think. "

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