Demi Lovato Gets Candid About Her Relapse

Andie Manahan

March 18, 2019

Demi Lovato is opening up about her journey to sobriety.


The 26-year-old singer got candid about her relapse last year on Instagram Stories on Friday (March 15) – the day that would’ve marked her 7th year of sobriety.


“Today I would’ve had 7 years sober. I don’t regret going out because I needed to make those mistakes but I must never forget that’s exactly what they were: mistakes,” she wrote.


Last July, Demi was rushed to the hospital when she reportedly overdosed in her Hollywood Hills home. Following her hospitalization, she went into rehab, and, afterwards, it looks like she is making good on her since-deleted post on Instagram to “focus on my sobriety and road to recovery” and to “keep fighting” – which she wrote when she broke her silence about her hospitalization.


Now, she opens up that she is “Grateful that AA/NA never shuts the door on you no matter how many times you have to start your time over. I didn’t lose 6 years; I’ll always have that experience but now I just get to add to that time with a new journey and time count,” she shared on her Instagram Story.


She also has a message for those who may be going through the same thing. 


“If you’ve relapsed and are afraid to get help again, just know it’s possible to take that step towards recovery. If you’re alive today, you can make it back. You’re worth it,” she added. 


Demi has been going through a lot of changes recently. She has reportedly cut ties with everyone in her team and is starting fresh. According to a source, the “Skyscraper” singer is eager to hit the stage again and commit to her career full-time – which has been the driving force that’s motivating her to stay healthy.


The source also added that Demi is no longer spending time with the people who helped “enable” her leading up to her apparent overdose.


She also broke up with boyfriend Henry Levy earlier this month, after four months of dating (they were first romantically linked in November).