Second Demi Lovato Documentary in the Works at YouTube, Likely Delayed After Singer’s Hospitalization

TCA 2018: “I hope she’s feeling better,” YouTube Originals boss Susanne Daniels says

Last Updated: July 27, 2018 @ 1:12 PM

A second documentary about pop star Demi Lovato is in development at YouTube, originals boss Susanne Daniels told reporters on Friday.

Daniels said during an executive session at the Television Critics Association press tour that the streamer is currently “working on” a follow-up to last year’s “Simply Complicated.”

The previously unannounced film was expected to premiere in the fourth quarter of 2018, but Daniels said it would likely be delayed following Lovato’s hospitalization and apparent drug overdose earlier this week.

“I hope she’s feeling better,” Daniels said. “Demi Lovato is my hero. She’s been honest and so candid about her struggles … We want her to get well, and then she’ll decide what she wants to say or not say about this.”

Asked whether or not the new project would include Lovato’s recent relapse, Daniels said, “That’s up to Demi, what she wants to say and what she wants to do.”

Released last year around the release of her sixth studio album, “Tell Me You Love Me,” the Hannah Lux Davis-directed “Simply Complicated” saw Lovato speak openly about her past struggles with addiction. In the film, the singer admitted to abusing Adderall and cocaine, beginning during her time on the Disney Channel.

On Tuesday, paramedics responded to a medical emergency at Lovato’s home, and the singer was transported to a Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where she was treated for an apparent overdose.

“Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support,” a rep for the singer said. “Some of the information being reported is incorrect and they respectfully ask for privacy and not speculation as her health and recovery is the most important thing right now.”

CNN reported Thursday that Lovato will be released from the hospital “soon” and is expected to seek drug abuse treatment following her release.

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