Demi Lovato is kicking off her birthday week in London! Lovato who turns 27 on Tuesday shared sweet video of her gal pal Ariana Grande leading a birthday chant in Lovato’s honor (as it’s already Tuesday in the UK) ahead of the thank u, next singer’s concert at the London O2 Arena.
The pair also shared a warm embrace in the clip before Grande hit the stage. Lovato’s 27th birthday comes a year after her near-fatal overdose. Demi is in a great place in her life. She is spending her birthday in London and working on new music and other projects. The star also remains committed to her health. Lovato is still practicing Jiu Jitsu. She’s healthy and has been working out.
The star looked concert-ready in a white crop top paired with a leather jacket and narrow-framed black sunglasses. The birthday celebration didn’t end there. Lovato followed up with a final post, which shows her blowing out candles atop a birthday cake. Okay, last one before bed, Lovato wrote.
Following a tough year, Lovato has been keeping a close-knit circle of family and friends around her. Demi is very close to her family. She often stays at her mom [Dianna De La Garza’s]. She attended [Madison’s] high school graduation in June. Spending time with her family always seems very important to her. [She] is surrounding herself with a small group of friends, the source continued. You can tell that everyone is very protective of her.
The entertainer, who has battled addiction emtnal illness and eating disorders for years, first broke her silence after her overdose on social media on August 5, 2018 when she shared an update on her health following her hospitalization.
I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet, Lovato wrote. I want to thank God for keeping me alive and well, she added, before praising her fans for standing by her through the difficult time.
Lovato concluded, I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery. The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side. I will keep fighting.
She remained in a treatment facility until November, when she checked out and then began splitting time between her mom Dianna De La Garza’s home and a sober living facility. In February, reports began circulating that Lovato had relapsed and re-entered a treatment facility. The singer, however, the rumors were not true, but confirmed that Lovato did choose to check into treatment facility on her own to continue working on her health.