Tonight at 10 pm, MTV airs a documentary on Demi Lovato, the singer who famously checked herself into a rehabilitation facility in the middle of one of the biggest tours of her career. It’s not the first time she talks about why, but it certainly is the most in depth and personal account. Now, being slightly older than most of Demi’s fans, I hadn’t really paid the story much attention. Another pop star gone astray, another sad story…it’s nothing new. But I was blown away after watching this documentary. You’ll see for yourself what it looks like when a celebrity actually strips down and goes off script. It’s so painfully honest and Demi’s star status has so little to do with her story. Maybe that’s why so many girls will connect to this tonight, even if you’ve never bought one of her albums. It’s the story of millions of girls around the country who wake up every day and actually hate themselves in the mirror and hate so intensely that they can barely get themselves dressed or to school. They hate their bodies so intensely that eating is out of the question and the only control they feel is when they harm themselves or drug themselves out of the pain.
MTV announced on Monday that singer and actress
Demi Lovato will make a live appearance in the network’s Time Square studio in New York City on Tuesday at 11 p.m.
Lovato will share her thoughts on the one-hour documentary, Demi Lovato: Stay Strong, which premieres earlier that night at 10 p.m.
Hosted by MTV News correspondent Suchin Pak, Lovato will do a live Q&A, share some deleted scenes from the documentary, and give viewers a first look at her appearance on MTV’s candid camera prank series, Punk’d.
Demi Lovato: Stay Strong follows the teen in recovery and as she returns to touring after canceling her tour with the Jonas Brothers in 2010 and seeking treatment for “emotional and physical issues.” Viewers will also watch her spend Thanksgiving 2011 with her family and revisit the Dallas treatment center.
Apparently, SuChin Pak is still on MTV.
h/t: Hollywood Reporter