Demi Lovato Opens Up About Mental State Amid Sobriety

Demi Lovato is taking it day by day.

Thursday on Instagram Story, the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer gave fans an update about her mental state following her July 2018 overdose.

While referencing her recent “Pretty Big Deal” podcast episode with Ashley Graham, the former child star wrote, “Woke up feeling not super confident even tho my “PBD” episode just came out. Let this be a reminder to anyone struggling out there -- this life is a journey with tons of ups and downs but you can’t give up. I deal with ---- on the daily but I know I’m gonna be OK with God on my side."

The songstress added, “Also you guys, my friends and family are pretty helpful too.”

Demi Lovato's message.

During her sit-down with the supermodel, Lovato believes her “eating disorder” led to her slip with sobriety.

“I think when you have certain people around you that are telling you certain things that you should look a certain way, it makes it harder,” she told Graham. “I was in that situation, and I was just running myself into the ground. I honestly think that’s kind of what led to everything happening over the past year was just me thinking I found recovery when I didn’t, and then living this kind of lie and trying to tell the world I was happy with myself when I really wasn’t.”

She told Zane Lowe last month that she made adjustments to her social media use and performance schedule to avoid another relapse.

“Something that I’ve done already is take off the tags on Instagram. So I can’t see what people tag me in — I’m pretty sure I’ve taken off the comments on everything, too,” Lovato admitted.

She added, “Something I’ve dealt with in the past is having these really incredible experiences like the Grammys or tour or concerts or things like that. I have to be aware of like, okay, I’m going to crash because my adrenaline is going to go all weekend, and then I’m going to have this performance. Whether it goes great or not, my adrenaline is going to come crashing down come Monday morning. So it’s definitely something I’ve talked to my team about like, ‘Hey, we should be cautious... I might crash on Monday. Let’s take precautions. Maybe I do more meditating on Monday,’ or whatever it is. ‘Maybe I have more therapy or support.’”

The musician recently made headlines for performing “Anyone” at the 62nd Grammy Awards and “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl LIV in Miami.


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