Demi Lovato Says Rehab Prepared Her for Social Distancing amid Pandemic: 'This Is Luxurious'
"I was like, 'I'm glad that I've already pretty much done this a few times in my life,'" Demi Lovato said on I Weigh with Jameela Jamil
Social distancing hasn't been as challenging for Demi Lovato as it's been for many others.
In a new interview on I Weigh with Jameela Jamil, the singer, 27, opened up to the actress about why being indoors has been a relatively positive adjustment in her life.
"What's funny is, one, I'm a homebody because I don't love fame. I love being able to reach a lot of people with my music and help them. And I love being able to use my platform for the greater good," she said. "But when it comes to paparazzi or getting recognized, things like that, that's just not a part that I really enjoy, so I stay home anyways. I'm a homebody."
Lovato said her previous experiences in rehab (she last entered treatment following her 2018 drug overdose) were ultimately a precursor for the shelter in place practices currently enforced throughout the United States.
"I'm much more used to self-isolation, but I'm also really used to it because I was joking with some friends that I met in treatment. I was like, 'This just feels like rehab,'" she said. "You're on lock down at a facility, which most of the time was like a house-looking place or they've got beds, except in rehab you don't get TV or your phone, so this is luxurious."
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"You don't get to go to the store whenever you want or Postmate whatever you want. It's just interesting. I was like, 'I'm glad that I've already pretty much done this a few times in my life,'" she continued.
Another bonus for the singer? She's been able to focus on her personal life as she takes a break from working on music while social distancing.
"I don't really do well working from home. If I'm home, I want to relax," Lovato said. "I want to spend time with whoever I'm with, and my dogs. I just do better in the studio. I do better on set. I haven't created much while I've been quarantining, but I have been doing a lot of growth and that's journaling, meditating, guided prayers, church services from my phone, things like that."
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