Demi Lovato just celebrated a huge milestone in her life.
Former Disney star Lovato has been open with her fans about her struggles with addiction, eating disorders and mental illness throughout her career. Over the weekend, she tweeted to share with fans that she had a big day coming up.
I can't believe I have 4 years on Tuesday.. Anything is possible.
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) March 13, 2016
“I can’t believe I have 4 years on Tuesday.. Anything is possible,” she wrote.
That’s four years of sobriety for Lovato, who first checked into rehab back in 2012.
Lovato’s fans were quick to celebrate her milestone with her, responding to her tweet with congratulations, encouragement and stories about how Lovato’s sobriety has encouraged others.
“you’re amazing babe i’m so proud of you and all of your accomplishments,” one follower wrote. Another added, “since it’s the 13th here now, I’m 20 months clean today.I can’t thank u enough for how much happiness you’ve brought into my life.”
@ddlovato you're amazing babe i'm so proud of you and all of your accomplishments
— 🧚🏼♀️ (@herbodysaid) March 13, 2016
@ddlovato since it's the 13th here now, I'm 20 months clean today.I can't thank u enough for how much happiness you've brought into my life💙
— Ronny (@R0NNAYE) March 13, 2016
Lovato has opened up before about the link between her mental illness and her addictions.
“I was looking out my tour bus window, I was living my dream, and I was just sitting there, looking out the window and crying, thinking, ‘Why am I crying? What’s wrong with me?'” she said in an interview with HuffPost Live last year. “Little did I know, there was a chemical imbalance in my brain. Because I didn’t tell people what I [needed], I ended up self-medicating and coping with unhealthy behaviors. I was dealing with bipolar depression and didn’t know what was wrong with me.”