We support you, girl! Demi Lovato has always been extremely open about her struggle with addiction, so it was a bit of a shock to see her incredibly heartfelt Instagram post following her rehab stint disappear from the Internet as if it never existed. Turns out, she had a pretty good reason for deleting the post.
Demi was seen in great spirits when she was spotted out on Nov. 3, just after her time in rehab with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA was over, which is why the disappearance of the post didn’t quite add up. Because it was made when she was still working on her health during recent treatment, fans were left questioning her dedication to her sobriety — why would she delete such a truthful and touching message about her struggle right after getting out of treatment? It just wasn’t like the Demi we know and love.
According to an exclusive source that spoke with Hollywood Life, “Demi is happy and trying to move on from her horrible tragedy,” her friend revealed. “So she deleted the ugly reminder from her social media. She is really ready to turn the page on that chapter and move on with a fresh start. She could no longer tolerate looking at the tough message that brought her back to the most challenging time in her life. Looking at that photo was a constant reminder to her of the dark place she was in at the time.” Can’t say we’re not on board with that!
Demi’s opioid overdose broke everyone’s hearts back in late July when the news hit and we have been by her side ever since. And rest assured, Demi is so grateful for the fan support. “Demi feels it was important to thank fans for showing their love and support, and she is glad she posted it at the time,” the insider added. “But now Demi wants to move forward in a positive direction and focus on staying healthy and sober, and not have that memory linger any longer.”
In the original post, Demi tells her fans “…I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side. I will keep fighting.” We do too, girl. We do too.