Demi Lovato and the journey to rise from addiction
Demi Lovato, real name is Demtria Devonne Lovato. She was born on August 20, 1992 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Following the family’s artistic tradition of having a country singer mother and an actress sister, Lovato began pursuing art at the age of 6.
Lovato’s career and life were full of roses but also thorns, when she had to stop singing and acting for a period of time to go to rehab. The story of rising from alcohol and drugs of the voice of Sorry Not Sorry has inspired many people.
The artistic path was strewn with roses at a very young age
Lovato appeared on the big screen for the first time with a role in the series Barney and Friends . At that time, she met Selena Gomez and the two have become close friends to this day.
In 2007, she joined the famous Disney film studio, taking on the role of Charlotte Adams in the short series As the Bell Rings, which premiered in August 2007 in the special program Back-to-school.
However, Lovato’s name is best known for playing the main role in the TV series Camp rock, playing with the cult brother group – Jonas Brothers. According to statistics, Camp rock had up to 8.9 million viewers and was one of the three most notable films of the studio at that time.
Success after success, she appeared with Selena Gomez in the movie Princess Protection Program and won the Teen Choice Awards’ Favorite Summer Film Award 2008.
In the same year, the young actor received the Favorite Rising Star award in the Sony TV series with a chance and the Favorite Tour award with David Archuleta.
At the same time, Lovato also pursues his passion for singing and instrumentalist. In August 2008, she released her debut studio album Don’t Forget and achieved some success. A year later, she continued to release her second album Here we go again , with a mixed style of pop, jazz-pop and soul.
Critics praised Lovato’s catchy, catchy voice. In the US, the album peaked at number one on the Billboard 200, with total sales of more than $140,000 in its first week of release.
His career went downhill with his addiction to alcohol, drugs and low self-esteem
More than 10 years ago, she began to exhibit low self-esteem. Lovato was criticized by fans when she attended the birthday of Miley Cyrus – Disney’s co-star, with red cuts on her wrists.
At the end of 2009, the Get Back vocalist admitted to having this habit since the age of 11. “It was an act of shame about myself,” she admitted.
Along with that, Lovato continuously encountered problems with eating disorders, an obsession with being bullied and bullied in high school, and the ups and downs from her love affair with Joe Jonas – the star who co-starred in the TV series. First picture with her.
In 2010, the name Lovato appeared in the press for assaulting female dancer Alex Welch on a flight to Bogota, Colombia. This action contributed to the bad image she built earlier. Also from here, the career and life of a Disney star began to go downhill without stopping.
Fans of Lovato’s vocals were extremely upset when the idol fell into alcohol and drugs. “I poured alcohol into a bottle of soda and drank it at 9am on my way to the airport,” she revealed.
In an interview with Access Hollywood, Lovato said she once recklessly brought drugs on a plane because she couldn’t bear to be without them for more than an hour.
“I waited for everyone in first class to fall asleep and then sneaked into the restrooms and used them. It was very difficult because there was always someone watching over me,” Lovato shared.
Also from here, she began to have a habit of lying to those around her, including family and friends. However, the female singer confessed that she felt extremely disgusted with herself.
However, Lovato still did not ask for help from anyone. “Until my mother got suspicious and sent me to rehab at the age of 19 at the Illinois treatment center,” she said.
Rise up after days of addiction
In January 2011, the voice of Let it go left the camp, ending the dark days in the past. To thank everyone for their support, Lovato has a heart tattoo on her wrist. Lovato’s fanclub community – Lovatic – takes January 28 every year as the anniversary of idols overcoming addiction.
The powerful vocalist returned to the music scene with the single Skyscraper with the message “Stay strong”, in July of the same year. The song won the Best Video and Message category at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. It’s also the single from the third studio album Unbroken .
Not long after, the organizers of The X Factor USA invited her to be a judge. The voice of Tell me you love me expressed happiness because of experiencing unprecedented things. She was also quite successful in the second season of the show. However, at the end of 2012, she announced her withdrawal from season three to focus on her Neon Lights Tour and new studio album.
The song ” Heart Attack” released in February 2013 by Lovato reached number one on the US iTunes chart and topped iTunes of 16 other countries, including Vietnam. Three months later, she released the album Demi globally and twice won platinum certification in the US.
In 2015, she co-founded Safehouse Records, in partnership with Hollywood Records and Universal Music Group. At the same time, the 5th studio album Confident was also released and received a lot of positive feedback.
In June 2016, Lovato and singer Nick Jonas’ Future Now tour went through 42 large and small cities around North America. This is also a tour to celebrate 10 years of friendship between the two.
Inspiration about the will to rise up in life
After a successful detox, Lovato appeared more radiant than ever. In an interview with the American Way in July 2016, she said: “I lived in a hurry. So now I have to follow the pattern.”
The story of the journey from addiction rise of voices T ell me you love me become an inspiration for many. Even Lovato feels that his efforts have great meaning.
“I am open about my story because I know there are people who need help. I want you to know that it’s perfectly wise to reach out for help in times of trouble. Mental health is something we all need to boldly talk about instead of just avoiding it,” she shared.
Lovato once “showed off” messages from fans, after telling his story in the press. “Hey, my dad is more awake listening to your story,” the fan shared with the Let it go voice .
Recently, she posted a picture of her plump body, showing big thighs, and showing signs of sagging in the 3rd round. However, the 26-year-old star did not feel discouraged, she attached a witty caption: “My thighs really don’t have a space but I still love myself.”