Demi Lovato Cancels the Remainder of Her Tour to Focus on Recovery


Demi Lovato has canceled the remaining dates of her “Tell Me You Love Me” tour to focus on her recovery. She was scheduled to perform two shows in Mexico in September and in six cities across South America in November.

“Unfortunately, Demi Lovato has canceled her upcoming Tell Me You Love Me Tour dates in South America, as she is focusing on her recovery,” Live Nation said in a statement on Friday. “The six-city tour was scheduled to visit Chile, Argentina and Brazil starting Nov. 14. Ticket refunds will be available at the point of purchase and credit card purchases will be automatically refunded.”

The singer and mental health advocate was hospitalized at the end of July for a drug overdose and is now reportedly recovering in rehab. Lovato canceled other performance engagements in Atlantic City and Toronto after being hospitalized.

In her first public statement on Sunday via Instagram, Lovato underscored her commitment to recovery:

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….I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery. The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side. I will keep fighting.

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If you’re struggling with relapse or recovery, you’re not alone. If you or a loved one need help for a struggle with addiction, you can call SAMHSA’s hotline at 1-800-662-4357.

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