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Demi performed at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York on Friday night. She told her audience that March 15th was a major date for her, as it was the sixth anniversary of her sobriety.
DJ Khaled acted as not only her colleague but as a friend and mentor to her on stage, as he told the crowd that this was a “special day” and to keep chanting “Happy Bday” to her, which made her tear up.
“Every time I see you I say, ‘Man, this is a strong queen,'” he exclaimed. “What you’ve overcome through trials and tribulations, through dark clouds, you found the sunshine, and now the sun is shining on you forever.”
As the crowd chanted “Demi” over and over again, the pop superstar sat down at the piano and dabbed her eyes with a tissue before revealing how problematic her drinking was many years ago.
“Six years ago, I was drinking vodka out of a Sprite bottle at 9 in the morning, throwing up in the car,” she confessed. “So, I took a look at my life and I said, ‘Something has to change, I’ve got to get sober.’ So, I did.” “Thank you for being a part of saving my life. I love you guys,” she added, right before performing her song “Warriors.”
Demi, who has been open about her drug and alcohol issues, inspired others who joined her on stage that night, notably R&B songstress Kehlani. “As a 22-year-old woman, you represent me, you represent every single women in this room and even every single young boy,” the singer said. “You are 100 percent yourself, and that is so rare in this world and this industry.”
Things got even more emotional for Demi as she performed the song “Father”, where she revealed that this tour was the first where she was able to sing the song. Her biological father, who she has described as mean and abusive, died in 2013. "I had love for him and I forgave him,” she exclaimed.
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