Demi Lovato Gives ‘Confident’ Performance, Michelle Obama Advocates for Hillary Clinton at the DNC
“Like millions of Americans, I am living with mental illness, but I’m lucky I had the resources and support to get treatment at a top facility,” said Lovato, referring to her battles with bipolar disorder, disordered eating, and substance abuse. “Unfortunately, too many Americans from all walks of life don’t get help, either because they fear the stigma or cannot afford treatment.”
Lovato, who was titled by CNN as a “Twitter personality” as she spoke, urged politicians to support laws that make healthcare more accessible to everyone.
“This is not about politics. It’s simply the right thing to do,” said Lovato.
She concluded her address with a performance of her hit single “Confident,” following in the spirit of her tweet from earlier in the day that read, “I don’t feel confident today but it’s cool cause I’m fucking awesome.”
Lovato later issued a tweet in support of the Democratic party’s candidate, Hillary Clinton.
First Lady Michelle Obama also stood beside Clinton in her speech that advocated for her as the “only one person” who she believes “is truly qualified to be president of the United States.”
“What I admire most about Hillary is that she never buckles under pressure, she never takes the easy way out, and Hillary Clinton has never quit on anything in their life,” said Obama. “And when I think about the type of president I want for my girls and all our children, that’s what I want. I want someone with the proven strength to persevere, someone who knows this job and takes it seriously, someone who knows that the issues the president faces is not black and white and cannot be boiled down to 140 characters.”
Watch Lovato’s speech and her performance in the video below and launch the gallery at the top of the page to see more photos from her appearance at the Democratic National Convention.