International pop superstar Demi Lovato celebrated six years of sobriety on Friday by sharing a heartfelt message with her fans.
The 25-year-old singer has struggled with alcoholism and drug abuse from an early age and eventually checked herself into rehab in 2010.
Her struggles and redemptions were was documented in the YouTube documentary Simply Complicated.
However, he own determination and self-belief helped her to overcome those problems and as she performed on stage at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, she was reminded of her achievement by her friend and tour mate DJ Khaled.
Speaking alongside Demi, Khaled told the huge audience just how proud and inspired he was by how she has repaired her life. TIME quotes him as saying:
Every time I see you I say, ‘Man, this is a strong queen.'
What you’ve overcome through trials and tribulations, through dark clouds, you found the sunshine, and now the sun is shining on you forever.
You inspire me.
He, along with fellow tour mate Kehlani, encouraged the crowd to sing a version of 'happy birthday' to Demi to commemorate the occasion.
Moved to tears, Demi sat down at a piano and explained to her fans how she managed to turn her life around.