Demi Lovato Returned to Social Media to Encourage Fans to Vote
Demi Lovato has been quiet on social media since entering rehab following an apparent overdose in July. But on Tuesday, November 6, the singer returned to Instagram with an important message.
“I am so grateful to be home in time to vote!” Lovato captioned a photo of herself casting a ballot for the midterm elections. “One vote can make a difference, so make sure your voice is heard! now go out and #VOTE!!!!”
The post — one of many from celebs trying to get out the vote — is Lovato’s first since August, when she shared a (since-deleted) message to fans about her reported overdose. “I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction,” she wrote at the time. “What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet. I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery.”
That road to recovery included three months in a treatment program. Last month, her mom spoke about her daughter’s progress, telling Maria Menounos, “Yes, she has 90 days and I couldn’t be more thankful or more proud of her because addiction being a disease, it’s work. … It’s very hard, it’s not easy, and there are no shortcuts.”
Lovato herself addressed her struggles in her song “Sober,” which she released in June. “I’m sorry that I’m here again / I promise I’ll get help,” she sang. “It wasn’t my intention / I’m sorry to myself.”
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