Demi Lovato Opens Up About Her Father’s Death On ‘Good Morning America’: Watch

Mike Wass | June 27, 2013 1:25 pm

Demi Lovato dropped by Good Morning America this morning to talk about the passing of her father and her plans to honor his memory. The 20-year-old looked poised but visibly emotional as she told host Robin Roberts about her trying week. “I’m handling it okay. My father and I didn’t have the most ideal relationship but at the end of the day, he’s still my dad,” she said. “I grew up with him, he’s a wonderful person. It’s difficult… I’m handling it okay.”

The “Heart Attack” hitmaker then announced that she is starting the Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program through Cast Recovery to honor her dad’s memory. In a touching display of honesty and empathy, Demi said: “I’ve dealt with mental illnesses but my father also dealt with mental illness. He wasn’t able to function very well in society that happens to a lot of people… I’m helping one person at a time, I’m going to pay for their treatment.”

The conversation then took a happier turn when the X Factor judge talked about her Lovatics and music plans. Speaking of which, she will be performing new single “Made In The USA” on the show tomorrow morning. Can’t wait for that.