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Demi Lovato Remembers 'Drinking Vodka Out of a Sprite Bottle at 9 in the Morning'

Demi Lovato Remembers 'Drinking Vodka Out of a Sprite Bottle at 9 in the Morning'

Demi Lovato gave a tearful speech marking her six years of sobriety.

The 25-year-old “Echame la Culpa” singer slayed at her concert at Barclays Center during her Tell Me You Love Me World Tour on Friday night (March 16) in New York City.

During part of the show, Demi‘s tourmates Kehlani and DJ Khaled made a surprise appearance to praise Demi‘s journey.

“What you’ve overcome through trials and tribulations, through dark clouds, you found the sunshine, and now the sun is shining on you forever,” Khaled said. “And every night you come light up the stage and you represent your fans, and that’s so amazing.”

“You give me hope and strength and pride, and every bit of myself that I am — the good side, the bad side, the funny side, the quirky side,” Kehlani added. “You are 100 percent yourself, and that is so rare in this world and this industry. I’m so, so, so, so proud of you, and honored to know you.”

“Yesterday, six years ago, I was drinking vodka out of a Sprite bottle at 9 in the morning, throwing up in the car,” Demi tearfully told the crowd. “And I just remember thinking, ‘This is no longer cute. This is no longer fun. And I’m just like my dad.’ So I took a look at my life and I said, ‘Something has to change, I’ve got to get sober’ — so I did.”

Click inside to hear what else Demi had to say…

“I made changes in my life, and the reason I became so open about my story is because I know that there are people here tonight that need to ask for help, and I want you to know that that’s okay,” Demi shared. “Mental health is something that we all need to talk about, and we need to take the stigma away from it. So let’s raise the awareness. Let’s let everybody know it’s okay to have a mental illness, it’s okay to have an addiction problem. I’m bipolar — like, whatever! I take care of myself. And I can never say ‘Thank you’ enough to you guys for the support that you’ve given me over the years, and you’ve forgiven me for my mistakes. Thank you for being a part of saving my life. I love you guys.”

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