Demi Lovato is spending out some good vibes. The pop singer is now six years sober, and to celebrate the occasion, the 25-year-old singer/songwriter went on Twitter to thank her friends and fans during this process. She wants to turn this personal milestone into a moment of inspiration for everyone.
The tweet addresses Demi Lovato's rough road to recovery throughout the past few years. She hasn't shied away from talking about her struggles with mental health issues and her eating disorder. Lovato has also talked about her history of drug use in past interviews. It's also a conversation point in her recent documentary, Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated, released on YouTube last year. Even though the musician/actress promoted a sober, healthy lifestyle back in 2012, she wasn't following through with her own words of advice. Here's what Lovato said in the recent film (via Page Six).
I wasn't working my program, I wasn't ready to get sober. I was sneaking [cocaine] on planes, I was sneaking it in bathrooms, sneaking it throughout the night ... I went on a bender of like, two months where I was using daily.
While Demi Lovato has kept the straight-and-narrow life since then, there have been difficulties. Earlier this month, Lovato told Billboard about the time she almost relapsed at the Met Gala in New York in 2016. The experience was so excruciating for the pop singer that she felt compelled to get a drink.
I had a terrible experience. This one celebrity was a complete bitch and was miserable to be around. It was very cliquey. I remember being so uncomfortable that I wanted to drink.
Demi Lovato didn't indulge in her impulses, though. Instead, she turned to Alcoholics Anonymous during this moment, attending a 10 PM meeting. Lovato wasn't afraid to get candid at that moment too, and the musician wasn't afraid to use some fiery language, as she is wont to do these days.
I changed my clothes, but I still had my diamonds on -- millions of dollars of diamonds on in an AA meeting. And I related more to the homeless people in that meeting who struggled with the same struggles that I deal with than the people at the Met Gala -- fake and sucking the fashion industry's dick... I'm loving myself -- not for what I look like, but for who I am.
The reason Demi Lovato holds so tightly to her sobriety, she admits, is because she wants to stay true to her fans. Lovato projects an affirmative message that she doesn't want to break. She's adamant about staying true to her word. Lovato doesn't want to break their hearts for selfish reasons.
I have boundaries. There are things I'll probably never share with the world, because I've already given so much. [It] holds me accountable. When I started talking about my sobriety -- I can never be seen at a club getting wasted. If I relapse, it shows my fans it's OK to relapse. And I can't do that.
Thankfully, Demi Lovato is proud of her sobriety. Hopefully, it encourages and inspires others. Currently, Lovato can be seen on tour with DJ Khaled and Kehlani. Lovato is expected to continue touring until June. It's promoting her sixth studio album, Tell Me You Love Me, released last September.