Demi Lovato's Most Inspiring Moments

Demi Lovato's Most Inspiring Moments

A look back on five moments in which Lovato has used her massive platform to spread positivity and honesty. V stan Demi Lovato.

A look back on five moments in which Lovato has used her massive platform to spread positivity and honesty. V stan Demi Lovato.

Text: Gretty Garcia

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Originally recorded before Lovato sought treatment in 2011, the song went on to be her highest charting single, and received Best Video With a Message award at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. This was one of the first times that the singer was public about the personal battles she was facing, and recounted the following to the Associated Press: “I had to release it because I wanted to talk about the issues that I had and the journey I’d been on...I didn’t want to come out with a dance song like right off the bat and have people be like, ‘Wait, what? I thought she was in rehab and then this happened and now she’s coming out with a dance song.’ I wanted to have a song that explained it and was emotional enough...For me it was so symbolic, it being the song I recorded before treatment and yet it was providing a message. It’s so crazy the way things played out, that it ended up being my symbol and it represented what I’m trying to spread the word about – getting help and rising above any issues that [I and] my fans are dealing with.”

Celebrating Six Years of Sobriety with Her Fans

At her concert at the Barclays Center this past March, the singer told the audience "Six years ago, I was drinking vodka out of a Sprite bottle at 9 in the morning, throwing up in the car. And I just remember thinking, 'This is no longer cute. This is no longer fun. And I’m just like my dad.’ So I took a look at my life and I said, ‘Something has to change, I’ve got to get sober’ — so I did...Mental health is something that we all need to talk about, and we need to take the stigma away from it," she continued. "So let's raise the awareness."

"Beyond Silence" Documentary

In 2017, Lovato helped executive-produce a documentary titled "Beyond Silence." The premise follows Jeff Fink, Lauren Burke, and Lloyd Hale and chronicles their experiences with mental illnesses including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and anxiety. The different narratives coalesce in the same struggle to seek help and get better, which was something that resonated with the singer. She said the following when speaking about the documentary: “You can hear in the documentary how different they are, but also how alike they are...It’s important that we get that message out there because mental health is so important — it’s just important as physical health.”

"Simply Complicated" Documentary

Beginning with the statement "I am Demi Lovato. I'm 25. The last decade has taught me a lifetime of lessons. I've learned that secrets make you sick. I'm learning how to be a voice and not a victim. I've learned that sex is natural. I've learned that love is necessary. Heartbreak is unavoidable, and loneliness is brutal. I've learned that the key to being happy is to tell your truth and be OK without all the answers. This is my story. This is Simply Complicated," this roughly hour and a half long YouTube exclusive is one of Lovato's most intimate projects to date. The documentary is set during the creation of the singer's sixth studio album Tell Me You Love Me, is directed by Hannah Lux Harris, and honestly renders the highs and lows of Lovato's ongoing struggle.

Sober

After fans began speculating in April that she might have broken her six year sobriety when images appeared of her holding what seemed to be alcohol alongside Hayley Kiyoko - despite being dismissed as "Red Bull" by Lovato herself -  the singer came clean in her recent single "Sober." The song proclaims “I’m sorry that I’m here again/ I promise I’ll get help/ It wasn’t my intention/ I’m sorry to myself.” She released the song with an accompanying tweet captioned "My truth..."

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