Of all the milestones Demi Lovato has celebrated in the last year, the five-year anniversary of her sobriety has to be one of the biggest. Not only did the singer’s former hard-partying ways jeopardize her health, as she recently shared with Jonathan Ross on the UK host’s television show, but it was also keeping her from a beloved member of her family: her little sister, Madison de la Garza.
As The Daily Mail reports, the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer’s low point came when her family and friends staged one final intervention. “There were a few [interventions], but the final one, everyone was like, ‘We are no longer going to leave, we are leaving,’” she recalled. “That was the moment when I thought, ‘Okay, I really need to get help and get sober. This time I knew… I had hit rock bottom, and I really needed to do this for myself.” And maybe someone else?
According to Lovato, she also had someone very important counting on her. “I knew I had a lot of life ahead of me, but one of the main reasons of getting sober was so I could be around my little sister, because my mum and dad [said I couldn’t be around her] if I was doing stuff,” she shared.
Luckily, Lovato, 10 years her now 15-year-old sister’s senior, took heed in their warnings, and not only turned her life around, but strives to help others in similar situations. “I got the help I needed, and now I co-own a treatment center,” she said of Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center.
Kudos to the pop star for doing the right thing not only for herself, but for la Garza too!
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