It’s been a tough year for Demi Lovato. The singer relapsed early in 2018 after being sober for six years, putting her struggles with staying clean into an emotional and raw new song. Lovato’s sobriety continued to deteriorate and the 26-year-old overdosed in July, spending ten days in the hospital before moving to a rehab facility and completing a 90-day treatment program. Now Lovato has shared her first photo since overdosing and is looking happy and healthy while voting. That’s how important the November 6 midterm election was. Lovato is fighting for her life and still found the time to vote.
Standing in front of a voting box, Lovato looks determined, captioning the photo “I am so grateful to be home in time to vote! One vote can make a difference, so make sure your voice is heard! Now go out and #VOTE!!!!”
We’re pretty sure you’re not allowed to take pictures inside a polling station, but we’re just happy to see Lovato looking happy and healthy. The fact that she’s rallying her fans, many of whom are between the key voting ages of 18-29, is an added bonus.
The former Disney star’s most recent Instagram before this was posted on July 23, one day before she was found unconscious in her home after ingesting drugs that were laced with fentanyl. A lot can happen in between two images and we’re so relieved that Demi is still with us.
Lovato has reportedly been working hard on her sobriety, splitting her time between living in a private home in Los Angeles and staying in a sober living house where she’s supported by therapists and other residents dealing with addiction.
Lovato has also been spotted hanging out in LA with designer Henry Levy, the pair having met years ago when they attended the same rehab facility. According to TMZ, friends and family members are happy with Lovato and Levy’s friendship, with Levy committed to living a sober life.
In recent years, Demi has become one of the leading activists in Hollywood, using her platform for social change and centring her work around destigmatizing mental health issues and providing resources for those in need. Lovato’s post encouraging others to vote is a welcome image of the entertainer who appears to be focusing on her passion for activism in the wake of her recovery.