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Less than a month after Demi Lovato released her single “Sober,” revealing that she relapsed after 6 years in sobriety from alcohol and cocaine, Lovato overdosed and has been hospitalized since. The singer is known for speaking and singing her truth, and her raw vulnerability about her darkest days. She has become a beacon of hope for so many of her fans during their worst moments.
Lovatics have rallied to send their hero hope and light with the hashtag #HowDemiHasHelpedMe and you’re going to need tissues.
Some credit their own sobriety to her story.
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In the true principles of AA, Lovato shared her experience, strength and hope in everything she does, which inevitably spreads like contagious wildfire. Prepare yourself for the 🔥 🔥 🔥 .
Others shared open letters to Lovato.
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“I am constantly showering Demi with my support but have never taken time to actually express just how much she has grown to mean to me in the past year.”
In Lovato fashion, fans opened up about their personal struggles.
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So many of the struggles were much different from what Lovato has overcame, and yet her message rings true to anyone looking to empower themselves. In this perfectionist world, I thank Dios que nuestros hijos have a role model who says failure is fine.
And the Lovato effect is reaching everyone.
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The proof is in the hashtag. Believe in yourself and you model that for others. Genius.
Her courage and openness in her career has transcended issues and coping mechanisms.
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The love is real. Dozens of fans posted about their tattoos that pay tribute to the singer and her message, which really is a reminder in self care.
The Lovato 🖤 is an iconic emblem from her signature.
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She always signs her name with a heart instead of a dot over the “i.” Fun fact: Demi was born Demetria Devonne Lovato.
“Stay Strong” is the title of her documentary featuring her road to sobriety.
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The singer abruptly cancelled her tour with the Jonas Brothers, risking her career to get treatment in rehab. Lovato also reflects on what it was like to reintegrate into the music industry, and that recovery is a life long journey.
Lovato’s song “Warrior” has been a major influence in Lovatics’ lives.
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Lovato has simply said that the lyrics speak for themselves when she sings, “There’s a part of me I can’t get back / A little girl grew up too fast / All it took was once, I’ll never be the same / Now I’m taking back my life today.”
Women and men everywhere can find empowerment in this song that is written all over the bodies of Lovatics.
Lovato has been open about her eating disorders (ED), and helped fans face their own truth.
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It doesn’t take much for young Americans to have distorted views of their bodies, especially when the entertainment industry values thin, white, blonde bodies.
Lovato has spoken out saying that she’s owning her Latinidad, and finds her “curves” sexy. We all deserve to take up space.
One fan shared Lovato’s Instagram love that got her through a rough patch…
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I mean, I would frame that if I was her. Lovato loves her fans as hard as they love her, which is why she deserves all the love being sent her way.
In the same post, @lovatoart shared what compelled Demi to comment on her post:
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Lovato attests to being bullied growing up and has been an outspoken activist to fight an end to bullying since. She aims to empower young people to find value in themselves rather than what anyone else thinks.
Many fans shared about how Lovato helped them through attempted suicides.
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“She’s my idol and role model, not because she’s perfect but because she’s real.” ❤️❤️❤️
Lovato sets the kind of radical honesty, self love and culture of acceptance we all want to live in.
So Lovatics have recommitted to the singer during her time of distress.
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Lovato’s overdose and hospitalization has been very public. In her song “Sober,” she apologizes to her fans but they have her back, forever.
It’s pretty clear that fans hope #HowDemiHasHelpedMe will help her.
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While we’re sure that the celebrity wants to protect her privacy to a certain degree, her vulnerability in her songs has garnered die-hard fans. She’s laid her heart out for the world to see, and anyone who isn’t compassionate to her must have a lot of their own sh*t to work out. #GotMeRiledUp
Lovatics are backing up their support with specifics:
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They really know how to write a persuasive essay tweet. 🐥
Like this one teenager who decided against suicide after meeting her.
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If Lovato can get through a childhood of abuse, bullying, and mental health issues and become Demi Lovato, then we can become ourselves, too.
Lovato has inspired more skyscrapers than ever before to “rise from the ground”
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“You can take everything I have / You can break everything I am / Like I’m made of glass / Like I’m made of paper / Go on and try to tear me down / I will be rising from the ground / Like a skyscraper, like a skyscraper.”
Listen to her voice and have all the chills.
Kids were literally pushed to the ground and got back up because of her.
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Pick yourself up enough times and it gets easier every time. Listen to ‘Skyscraper’ enough time and you feel all the more powerful for it.
The poems are flowing into Lovato’s Twitter feed.
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So many of them are poems that fans wrote years before that helped them get through a hard times that are resurfacing now. They’re proof that Lovato has actually helped people choose life long enough to offer a hand to the singer when she needs one.
Here’s to hoping Demi feels bolstered in her hospital bed reading these tweets.
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I mean, we’re basically parroting all the advice Demi has given to her fans and trying to be the Demi to Demi that she’s been to us. 🤔 Tu sabes? ❤️
We especially hope Demi sees this one:
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We all make mistakes and they don’t define us unless we let them. We pick ourselves up, and remind ourselves to have compassion for where we’re at–it’s exactly where we’re supposed to be to reach our fullest expression of ourselves.
We’re praying for your recovery, Demi! Besitos y bendiciones 😘