On Aug. 5, Lovato broke her silence on social media and wrote a lengthy post about her drug use as well as her commitment to her fans. "I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I've learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet," she wrote.
One way she has managed that battle of addiction is via Jiu Jitsu where many consider her a strong brand ambassador for the BJJ Community. It’s hard not to take the criticism of her promotion to blue belt into consideration.
Still Lovato is going strong and keeping it inspirational. She recently penned a unique body positive ode to jiu jitsu:
Idk what to caption this.. reality is I’m sitting at the gym post jiu jitsu feeling high on life and drinking my post workout shake. I’m sweaty and not looking this glamorous right now but fuck I feel awesome and posting this feels empowering because I like this pic where I feel sexy and I can also defend myself from anyone that ever tries to attack me. Any size, any shape, any gender. I have security but in the moments I’m alone I feel confident (no pun intended) that I can hold my own against an attacker and hope everyone finds something they become as passionate about as I feel about jiu jitsu.