Demi Lovato is a fearless badass! Its been almost five years since Demi entered rehab for an eating disorder and addiction to drugs and alcohol, but now she’s become an advocate for those suffering from similar issues to her. “I wish that more people can understand from a point where it’s not a choice to have an addiction. And with bipolar disorder, it’s a chemical imbalance and it’s something that you have to figure out your own treatment with your own team. In order to do that, it takes time,” Demi told Today Show on Thursday.
Demi has partnered with Be Vocal Speak Up for their mental health initiative. Don’t be afaird to speak up if you need help.
And by the way, did you know that Demi also started a record company alongside bestie, Nick Jonas, called Safehouse Records.
So grateful for these two men who also helped make this happen.. Thank you for continually taking care of me as an artist but most importantly a person. Who supports not only my music but sobriety and who were there at my party to celebrate my first year sober. That meant so much to me.. Thank you Ken Bunt and Mio Vukovic. Love you both 💗 #hollywood #island #safehouserecords
Last but not least… Phil McIntyre. This man not only believed in me when I was 15 and made my entire career happen, but he fought so fucking hard to get me sober. When so many others had given up on me, he never did. He told me he cared too much about me to watch me self-destruct.. Therefore at the very end of my drinking and using he gave me one last chance.. Get sober and he’ll stay, or he’d have to leave. He did that out of love. Not out of a money hungry I-don’t-give-a-fuck-about-the-artist kind of way… But he cared so much that instead of being the kind of person in this industry who could care less about my well being and continued to make money while I was spiraling, he stood his ground and said “If you do this I will fight this battle with you every step of the way.” I knew I couldn’t let go of him not only as a manager but as an extremely important person in my life who genuinely cares about me. He is one of the very few people who LITERALLY saved. my. life. I don’t think I’d be alive without him for many different reasons. Before I finish…. He’ll never take the credit either yet he deserves ALL the credit IN THE WORLD. So many other managers out there will try to become the artists themselves by putting their name out there just as much as their artist by doing interviews or photoshoots… But Phil is one of the most HUMBLE and hard working people I know. I can’t wait for our future together Phil. I’m SO GRATEFUL FOR YOU!!! Love you SO fucking much. #bestinthebiz #safehouserecords #thankyouphilmcintyre
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