Demi Lovato is receiving an outpouring of love today after it was reported the singer was hospitalized due to a dangerous substance abuse relapse. While she's known for being a knockout vocalist and a Disney Channel alum, thanks to Demi's openness and willingness to speak out, that's not all she's known for. The star has made it a point to share stories about the challenging struggles she has faced in her life along with being an advocate for speaking up about mental illness, all in order to help others who may be fighting similar battles. And that — as one of her most powerful songs goes — is what makes her a warrior.
Demi has never held back when it comes to telling her stories, and she really has been an inspiration to people everywhere, from all walks of life. Riverdale star Lili Reinhart tweeted a heartfelt message expressing just how much Demi's courage has meant to her over the years.
praying for @ddlovato and her health. When I was 14, she was an idol to me in how she spoke so openly about mental health. And now she continues to inspire thousands of young men and women with her body positivity messages. Addiction and mental illness doesn’t discriminate. 💔— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) July 24, 2018
After six years of being sober, Demi let it be known last month that she had relapsed by releasing a brutally honest song titled "Sober." As fans, you never know what the celebrities you love are going through. While it's hard not to be fascinated with the life of your favorite stars, it is also very important to remember that they're real humans with lives outside of what we see on social media or on TV. A tweet from Demi's Camp Rock co-star Alyson Stoner really resonated with me, and I think we can all follow her lead in supporting Demi through this difficult time.
only love and support, save the rest 🌍. ❤️ @ddlovato— Alyson Stoner (@AlysonStoner) July 24, 2018
Now let's say it louder for the people in the back. Just love and support – and save the rest, world. That's what we should all be doing for Demi, while we allow her closest loved ones to help her get to a good place. She's been there for so many of us by being so open, honest, raw, and real – so it's time we do the same for her. Together.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).