Demi Lovato announces comeback performance at 2020 Grammys 18 months after drug overdose and hospitalization
Other music stars have announced similarly on their social media platforms that they will be performing as well, namely, Billie Eilish, who was the first to announce Wednesday, Lizzo, Ariana Grande, Aerosmith and Gwen Stefani in a duet with Blake Shelton
An excited Demi Lovato revealed on her Instagram the morning of January 14 that she will be performing at the 2020 Grammy Awards, teasing her fans with "I told you the next time you’d hear from me I’d be singing Grammy's". The American Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum singer, songwriter, actress immediately received much praise from her fans.
Other music stars have announced similarly on their social media platforms that they will be performing as well, namely Billie Eilish, who was the first to announce, Wednesday on Twitter, Lizzo, Ariana Grande, Aerosmith and Gwen Stefani in a duet with Blake Shelton.
Lovato's Grammy performance may prove to be a revitalizing and encouraging return for the contemporary pop singer as she has been recovering from a drug overdose with a subsequent hospitalization which took place in July of 2018, according to USA Today.
The singer has been channeling positivity and strength since, breaking silence two weeks after the event, saying, "I want to thank God for keeping me alive and well. 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."
According to Variety, the Grammy event will not be Lovato's first high-profile appearance. In November, when Lovato appeared on stage at the Teen Vogue Summit for a forthright interview with editor-in-chief Lindsay Peoples Wagner, she admitted feeling nervous.
The singer stated at the summit, “I’ve gone through a lot, and this is really my first public thing, so I’m a little nervous. Over the past year, I’ve learned a ton. I feel like I’m more in tune with who I am now, where I’m at today.”
She described the past year as “very introspective”, saying, “I’ve learned a lot, I’ve been through a lot and I think as time goes on, as we are being faced with challenges in our life, on a daily basis like we all are, we are all human.”
The Grammy Awards will additionally mark a return for contemporary R&B star Alicia Keys as host and will be broadcast live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 26, starting at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.