Demi Lovato thanks fans for 'Demi Is Loved' trend as she struggles with recent deaths and mental health demons
Recently, Demi Lovato had posted distraught messages after losing loved ones like Naya Rivera and her Aunt Virginia, so her followers all pitched to voice their emotional support
The popular singer Demi Lovato has had a torrid time in recent weeks. Recently, the 'I Love Me' singer had posted distraught messages on social media after losing close friends and loved ones like Glee's Naya Rivera and her aunt Virginia, so her followers all pitched to voice their emotional support and encouragement for the singer. This sparked a worldwide trend "Demi Is Loved" on Twitter, and the singer was so overcome by emotion that she took to her Instagram to thank her adoring followers profusely for their kind-hearted gesture.
Lovato has famously battled her own mental health demons in the past, after nearly losing her own life in a drug-related overdose in July 2018, leading to her spending a long recuperation period out of the public eye. This came after she admitted in her single 'Sober' that she relapsed back into alcohol addiction after six years of sobriety. After spending time in rehab, the singer triumphantly emerged back into the spotlight at the 62nd Grammy Awards with her song 'Anyone', which she had famously written just days before she was found unconscious at her home and subsequently taken to the hospital. Known for being an outspoken advocate for mental health issues in the past, Demi Lovato received an outpouring of love and support during her difficult time, and she was later quoted as saying she was "happy and clean."
However, after the 'Glee' star Naya Rivera was found dead earlier this week, Lovato posted this heartfelt tribute to her friend on social media: "RIP Naya Rivera. I’ll forever cherish the opportunity to play your girlfriend on Glee. The character you played was groundbreaking for tons of closeted queer girls (like me at the time) and open queer girls, and your ambition and accomplishments were inspiring to Latina women all over the world. My heart goes out to your loved ones at this time."
There was more sad news to come for Lovato, as she was later crushed by the death of her aunt Virginia this week. The singer posted a day ago, "My sweet sweet Aunt Virginia... They told us we had more time with you.. I’m devastated to say goodbye to you and that angelic heart of yours." Demi Lovato also, unfortunately, lost her great grandfather on July 1 as well, so that's three immeasurable losses in the space of three weeks.
Since the singer was undergoing such a distraught period, and well aware that she was approaching the two-year anniversary of her own near-fatal overdose, her fans decided to band together and voice their support for the popular singer. The topic "Demi Is Loved" became a worldwide trend, as more than 35 thousand people tweeted their messages of love and cheer for the singer.
A sample tweet from her friend Vanessa Aquino read, "I love you so much, you are everything to me. I am grateful to be Lovatic, to love someone as wonderful as you. You are sweet, incredible, wonderful, you are an angel without wings, that God gave me to love. I love you my little doll."
Another fan posted "When I met you I was going through the worst phase of my life... your music and your story saved me. I will never be able to thank you enough for this."
After seeing such a wealth of encouragement from her fans, Lovato recently took to Instagram and posted her effusive thanks for the "Demi Is Loved" messages. She gushed, "You guys.....???!!!!?! 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺 thank you so f**king much..... this is the sweetest, cutest, most thoughtful lil surprise after a tough couple weeks..... I love you so so so so soooooo much!!!! Thank you for keeping me strong 💖💖🙏🏼🙏🏼😩😩🥺🥺😭😭"
Naturally, her fans were even more supportive after this, saying sweet things like, "You deserve it all!!!❤️" and "A queen deserves her Twitter trend." Lovato might already have a song called 'I Love Me', but if this continues, she may just release a song called 'I Love My Fans' too!