Demi Lovato inspires fans with her iHeartRadio Live speech

Apr 15, 2014 at 7:49 a.m. ET

Demi Lovato delivered a powerful and inspiring speech during her iHeartRadio Live performance in which she told fans there is no shame in asking for help.

Demi Lovato inspires fans with powerful iHeartRadio Live speech
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Demi Lovato was once a troubled teen, but she has since recovered and dedicated her life to sending a positive message of encouragement and strength to her young fans. And her iHeartRadio Live With Demi Lovato speech on Monday night was no exception.

The 21-year-old star took to the stage not only to entertain viewers, but also to inform them that it's OK to admit you need help and that no one should be ashamed to ask for it.

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According to Yahoo Music, the "Let It Go" hit maker was on her 12th song of her hourlong performance when she stopped to tell fans, "I've been through a lot, and you guys have supported me every step of the way, and I thank you for that."

"I get sick and tired of sharing my story, but every time I tell it, I know one person is going to hear it that never heard it," Lovato continued. "No matter what you go through, whether it is a mental illness, being bullied at school, or cutting, having a substance abuse issue, or an eating disorder, don't be afraid to ask for help. That's what I did," she said.

This is certainly not the first time Lovato has spoken out about the obstacles she has faced in the past, including a stint in rehab, a long struggle with self-harm and an eating disorder. In fact, it is admirable to see how Lovato has turned around, and although she plans to educate and inspire fans with her story, she insists it is her fans who actually saved her in the past.

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"I want you all to know that you saved your own life, and you should be very proud of yourself," she said. "You are worthy of life. You have so much ahead of you. So just work it out. This goes out to all of my warriors."

Lovato then sat down to play an emotional version of her hit song "Warrior," leaving viewers feeling inspired and uplifted.