I was conflicted when my abusive dad died: Demi Lovato

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Published: October 22, 2015 10:53:37 PM

Singer Demi Lovato has revealed that she had mixed feelings when father Patrick Lovato passed away...

Singer Demi Lovato has revealed that she had mixed feelings when her father Patrick Lovato passed away.

In a YouTube video about her song “Father”, the 23-year-old singer said, “I was very conflicted when he passed because he was abusive”, reported Ace Showbiz.

Though her late father was abusive, Lovato admitted he had a kind heart.

“He was mean but he wanted to be a good person, and he wanted to have his family,” the singer said.

“When my mom married my step-dad he still had this huge heart where he would say, ‘I’m so glad Eddie’s taking care of you and doing the job that I wish I could do.’ ”

Lovato then revealed that her late father was abusive because he suffered from mental illness.

“He knew he wasn’t capable of raising a family, and it was because of his mental illness,” she said.

The singer had been estranged from her father since 2007. Patrick passed away in 2013 after a battle with cancer.

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