Pop star Demi Lovato is celebrating six years of sobriety today — a journey that hasn’t exactly been easy.
Just officially turned 6 years sober. So grateful for another year of joy, health and happiness. It IS possible. 🙏🏼— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) March 15, 2018
“So grateful for another year of joy, health and happiness,” the 25-year-old wrote on Twitter. “It IS possible.”
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Lovato has been open about her struggles with drugs and alcohol. Most recently, she opened up to Billboard about an experience at the Met Gala in 2016 (celebrities, am I right?) that left her craving the good stuff. The good stuff being, um, booze.
“I had a terrible experience,” she says. "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.”
After texting her manager, she headed straight to a 10 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.
"I changed my clothes, but I still had my diamonds on — millions of dollars of diamonds on, in an AA meeting," she said. "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 d—k."
OK, Lovato. We see you!
Late last year, the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer detailed her journey of going cold turkey in a documentary, Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated — and admitted to using drugs while promoting a sober lifestyle.
“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.”
“There was one night when I used a bunch of coke and I popped a few Xanax bars, and I began to choke a little bit. My heart started racing, and I thought to myself, ‘Oh my God, I might be overdosing right now.'”
Congratulations on getting well, Lovato. You’re doing amazing, sweetie.