Demi Lovato is six years sober. The singer took to Instagram to share news of her birthday and shouted out her sobriety milestone. "I’m so grateful for all of the 6 year sober birthday wishes... it means more than you know. Truly. Thank you," she posted.
The photographer, Angelo Kritikos, who shot her image also shared the same photo on his own page, as well as his well wishes for her sobriety with the post. "happy six years sober boo. luv u so much," he captioned.
The 25-year-old singer got emotional and told her fans during a concert in Brooklyn that her life has changed as a sober person.
"Yesterday was a really big day for me," Lovato told the audience, according to E! "Yesterday, six years ago, I was drinking vodka out of a Sprite bottle at nine in the morning, throwing up in the car and I just remember thinking, 'This is no longer cute. This is no longer fun. And I'm just like my dad.'"
In a recent interview, Lovato spoke about how the pressures of the entertainment have been especially hard on her sobriety. She talked to Billboard how a specific incident involving a "miserable" celebrity at the Met Gala triggered her to seek help at Alcoholics Anonymous.
"I had a terrible experience," says Lovato, about the annual event hosted by Vogue's Anna Wintour. "This one celebrity was a complete bitch and was miserable to be around. It was very cliquey. I remember being so uncomfortable that I wanted to drink." She texted her manager and went straight to a 10 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting."
Many speculated that the celebrity in question was Nicki Minaj
"I changed my clothes, but I still had my diamonds on — millions of dollars of diamonds on in an AA meeting," said Lovato. "And I related more to the homeless people in that meeting who struggled with the same struggles that I deal with than the people at the Met Gala — fake and sucking the fashion industry’s dick."
Lovato has been open about her struggles with alcohol and drugs. The former Disney star relied heavily on drugs and alcohol to help her deal with her early rise to fame. She has said that there was a time when she “couldn’t go thirty minutes or an hour without cocaine, and I would bring it on airplanes." She bottomed out at 19 when she filled a soda bottle with vodka to drink at 9 a.m.
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