Demi Lovato Celebrates Personal Milestone At The Barclays Center

Angelo Anderson
March 20, 2018

Always an advocate for open conversations around mental health, Lovato also reiterated that the only way to reduce the stigma around it is to talk about 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 OK".

Lovato went on to explain that she knew she had to change her behavior-something she discusses in depth in her YouTube documentary, Simply Complicated.

Lovato also has experience with bipolar disorder and an eating disorder. During her concert this weekend at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, which came days after her March 15 anniversary of getting sober, Lovato made an impassioned speech to the audience that has us feeling very emotional.

"You give me hope and strength and pride, and every bit of myself that I am - the good side, the bad side, the amusing side, the quirky side", Khaled added.

Khaled, known nearly as well for his meme-worthy motivational speaking as he is for making hit hip-hop music, showered Lovato with praise. So let's raise the awareness.

"As a 22-year-old woman, you represent me, you represent every single women in this room and even every single young boy", the singer said.


Kehlani, in turn, celebrated Lovato's authenticity and openness: "You give me hope and strength and pride, and every bit of myself that I am-the good side, the bad side, the amusing side, the quirky side". I take care of myself'.

"Kehlani and DJ Khaled thank you so much", the Sorry Not Sorry hitmaker began.

This was far from the first time Lovato has spoken out publicly about her addiction and mental health history―she starred in a documentary just a year ago, Simply Complicated, which can be viewed on YouTube. "I love you guys", she continued before moving into a performance of "Warriors".

'You are 100 percent yourself, and that is so rare in this world and this industry.

Demi finished her powerful speech by thanking her fans for the support they've given her throughout it all. The Inquisitr previously touched on Demi's road to redemption, overcoming drug and alcohol abuse that started when she was 16-years-old. Khaled and fellow tourmate Khelani then led the crowd in singing "Happy Birthday" in celebration of Lovato's sobriety.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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