This past Tuesday, July 24th, news spread of singer Demi Lovato being rushed to the hospital due to apparent drug overdose. Sources were quick to assume that her hospitalization was due to heroin overdose. Demi’s close family and friends immediately shot down these accusations and rumors, confirming them to be false. Fans from all corners of the country were heartbroken and were sending tremendous amounts of love her way. Individuals such as Ellen, Brad Paisley, Kesha, Bruno Mars and of course, the Jonas Brothers showed their love and support via social media.
Demi Lovato has made her struggles with bullying, drugs, eating disorders, and bipolar disorder known, and uses it as a foundation when writing music and forming relationships with her fans. In a recent 2017 documentary titled “Simply Complicated” on YouTube Red, Demi opens up about the ups and downs she has faced throughout her life. Demi’s career kick-started when she got the part as a main character on the Disney movie, Camp Rock, and snowballed into a career leading to not only her own Disney show, but producing her own music as well. Being thrown into the spotlight so quickly had detrimental effects on her health both physically and mentally. Any fan of Demi knows that she took a break from the spotlight for a while, because of the addictions, eating disorders, and poor mental health problems that she was dealing with. At the young age of 19-years-old, Demi had started rehab.
.Fast forward 6 years, Demi Lovato is doing anything but dwelling on the past. She has become the best version of herself, being a huge advocate for mental health, and an even bigger advocate for confidence, which she based her 2015 album, Confident, off of. But this year, Demi released a new song titled Sober, in which she admits to not being sober anymore, breaking her six-years-sober. Demi has made her music personal on many levels, and this song was just as powerful as the rest, if not more so. In the song she apologizes to her mom and dad, her friends, her fans, and even herself. At the end of the song Demi sings,
“I’m sorry that I’m here again
I promise I’ll get help.
It wasn’t my intention
I’m sorry to myself.”
This song is raw and beautiful, and is a look inside of Demi’s life behind closed doors. It is definitely a song to listen to, if you haven’t heard it already. After hearing the news of Demi being rushed to the hospital, I was heartbroken, and I immediately started thinking about when I saw her in concert in 2013 for her Demi tour. It was my first general admission concert, and was probably my favorite one that I have been to by far. Her fans are so important to her, and I could tell during the concert. Multiple times Demi would talk to the audience like we were her friends, and had even stopped singing her cover of Rihanna’s Stay to ask a security guard to get one of her fans a tissue, since she was crying. Demi Lovato has a heart of gold, and has been through more struggles in the last 25 years that people go through in a lifetime.
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