Elton John thinks ‘fantastic, perfect’ Demi Lovato is ‘God’
Elton John praised Demi Lovato as a “God” in the latest instalment her her YouTube documentary series Dancing with the Devil.
In the latest episode, released on Tuesday (6 April), Lovato and her friends, collaborators and family discussed her addiction issues, her separation from Max Ehrich, and her mental health.
Elton John opened up about his friendship with Demi Lovato in the latest episode of the documentary, titled Rebirthing, and also offered his thoughts on the singer’s battle with addiction.
“I first heard Demi Lovato’s music quite a while ago and I loved her voice,” John said in the documentary. He reflected on his first time meeting her, when they performed “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” together in Los Angeles in 2016, saying he loved her “so much”.
“When you’re young and you’re famous, my God, it’s tough. You are put up on a pedestal and you’re not supposed to be human,” John said.
“Demi Lovato is God, she’s fantastic, she’s perfect – but of course we’re not perfect, we’re all human beings. She’s human and she’s adorable and she’s brave.”
Elton John says moderation ‘doesn’t work’ in Demi Lovato documentary
In the latest episode of the series, Lovato opened up about why she still smokes marijuana from time-to-time, explaining that she doesn’t think total sobriety is a viable option for her.
For @ddlovato to make this film about what she went through is so brave. Your courage will inspire countless others and I’m honoured to be in your documentary Exx #DemiDWTDhttps://t.co/WZGVAIAAgr pic.twitter.com/LOMQ1sqKD7
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) April 6, 2021
“I feel like that’s setting myself up for failure because I am such a black and white thinker,” Lovato said. “I’ve had it in my head for years that one drink was equivalent to a crackpipe.”
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Elton John, who has also struggled with addiction, offered his thoughts on Lovato’s approach, simply saying: “Moderation doesn’t work. Sorry.”
The “Rocketman” singer added: “If you drink, you’re going to drink more. If you take a pill, you’re going to take another one. You either do it or you don’t.”
Reflecting on his own journey, John said: “Isolation is the worst thing you can do. Ask for help. Asking for help was so hard for me because I thought I could do everything myself.
“The great thing about Demi is that she has opened up about her addictions and her problems and the stress and the pressure of fame at such a young, early age, and a lot of people are afraid to open up about it, and I think once you open up about it, you get the monkey off your back and you come out in the open.”
He continued: “It doesn’t mean you’re cured, because you never will be. Addiction is a lifelong thing but you can have the most fantastic life. I’ve been sober 30 years, I’ve had the most incredible things happen to me and I’m hoping that she does too because she is such a great girl.”