Demi Lovato is currently on her tour Neon Lights in support of her self-titled album Demi. Her latest stop was in Wallingford, Connecticut at the Toyota Oakdale Theater to a very excited sold-out crowd on Sunday.
The former Disney Channel star brings a positive image, which is unique given other pop stars her age. Instead of rocking with her tongue out like Miley Cyrus, or trying to gyrate on stage for a sexier image, Demi represents herself as a normal star that has gone through her own share of ups and downs.
In an exclusive interview with My Record Journal, Lovato’s fans seemed to agree that the singer’s message is positive for fans of all ages, which is a breath of fresh air, especially when her younger fans are concerned.
Although fan Elizabeth Ahedo, at 25 is older than Lovato, she still finds her to be relatable.
“She has been through a lot. She is honest, and not scared to say what she has gone through. I think that helps a lot of people.”
At 21-years-old Lovato opened up about her troubles that she experienced during and after her run on the Disney Channel. Last year the star opened up in her book titled Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year on how she suffered from bulimia, bipolar disorder, as well as self-medicating with drugs, and alcohol. In 2010 Lovato entered a treatment facility to seek help with “physical and emotional issues.” She was released three months after she entered the Timberline Knolls facility.
Since opening up about her struggles in her new book, Lovato has been an active agent of change, and is a voice for those who are struggling with similar addictions. During an interview with Access Hollywood, Demi was joined by her mother to speak out about her problems.
“I had a sober companion, somebody who was watching me 24/7 and living with me [and] I was able to hide it from them as well.”
“I was going to the airport and I had a Sprite bottle just filled with vodka and it was just 9 in the morning and I was throwing up in the car and this was just to get on a plane to go back to L.A. to the sober living house that I was staying at. I had all the help in the world, but I didn’t want it.”
In addition to her tour, her new memoir and her guest stint on Fox’s Glee, Lovato is also planning to release a tell-all.
[Image credit: 20th Century Fox]