Demi Lovato Prepares for Life Without Tonsils

Demi Lovato is getting ready to take a little time off — and indulge in lots of ice cream — but she's not going on vacation.

After suffering from several throat-related illnesses (she recently canceled her Fourth of July performance in Philadelphia due to strep throat), the "Heart Attack" singer is finally going to have her tonsils removed late next week.

"It's not something I'm looking forward to necessarily, but I am looking forward to the time off," Lovato told omg! at an Acuvue Brand Contact Lenses event in L.A. on Tuesday. "Even if it's going to be spent in lots of pain, I'm OK."

However, the 20-year-old won't have too much time to recover because she's got to focus on promoting her new album, "Demi."

"I know that I have to go back to work like a week and a half later, so hopefully I'll be better by then!" she noted.

Among other things, Lovato's busy schedule has recently included stepping behind the lens for the first time to co-direct the music video for her new single, "Made in the USA," with photographer and director Ryan Pallotta. The video comes out July 17.

"I didn't want to be the type of artist that said they co-directed it when really they only did a few things here and there," Lovato explained. "I was really learning a lot from [Pallotta] and came up with the treatment for the video and everything, and it was my vision. I'm very proud of the way that it turned out."

While Lovato says she's really happy with the music she's making lately, she also expressed her adoration for a song that's not her own.

"I wish I would have written 'Call Me Maybe' by Carly Rae Jepsen, because it became so huge and it was so catchy," Lovato dished. "So every time I hear it, I do die a little bit inside."

Even without "Call Me Maybe," Lovato has made a pretty impressive career for herself. She even appeared at the Acuvue event with an aspiring musician whom she had mentored for a day.

Check out the cute video of their time together:

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