Demi Lovato celebrates being six months sober in the sweetest way
It's been a difficult year for Demi Lovato, who survived a near-deadly overdose back in July. The pop-star has, however, emerged triumphant: she is now six months sober.
Back in June of 2017, Demi took to Twitter and Instagram to announce that she had released a new single, Sober. The song appeared to reveal that the 26-year-old had relapsed after more than six years of sobriety. "My truth...out now," Demi captioned the post.
"Momma I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore / And Daddy please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor," Demi sings in the refrain. "To the ones who never left me, we’ve been down this road before / I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore."
She also issues an apology to her fans, singing, "I’m sorry for the fans I lost, who watched me fall again / I wanna be a role model, but I’m only human." However, there does appear to be hope, as Demi then reassures both herself and her supporters that she will seek the help she so requires. "I’m sorry that I’m here again," she continues. "I promise I’ll get help / It wasn’t my intention / I’m sorry to myself."
And it seems that Demi has most definitely sought out the help she needs. Yesterday, Demi shared a snap of a delicious looking cake to her Instagram Stories that her team got her to mark the six-month milestone. "Happy 6 mo we are so f*cking proud of you," the note read.
"Best day ever," Demi adorably captioned the Story.
She then proceeded to upload a photo of her six months token, which was clearly hard-earned.
In recent years, the former Disney actress has become increasingly outspoken about her struggles with sobriety and mental illness. Speaking at a concert back in March of last year, Demi stated that she plans to use her influence to encourage an open dialogue about mental health and the stigma that surrounds it.
"I made changes in my life, and the reason I became so open about my story is because I know that there are people here tonight that need to ask for help, and I want you to know that that’s okay," she asserted.
"Mental health is something that we all need to talk about, and we need to take the stigma away from it. So let’s raise the awareness. Let’s let everybody know it’s okay to have a mental illness, it’s okay to have an addiction problem. I’m bipolar — like, whatever! I take care of myself. And I can never say ‘Thank you’ enough to you guys for the support that you’ve given me over the years, and you’ve forgiven me for my mistakes."
Well, congratulations on making it six months Demi. You've got this.