Demi Lovato has been outspoken about their past battles with substance abuse and mental illness, and now they’re stepping up to do even more good for those suffering from addiction. Their latest single, ‘Unforgettable (Tommy’s Song),’ is a touching tribute to their friend and model Tommy Trussell III, who died in 2019 after an overdose.
“Two years ago I lost someone who meant so much to me,” Demi shares. “His name was Tommy and he was such a beautiful, special man. I wrote this song the day after I found out that he had lost his battle with addiction. This disease is extremely cunning and powerful… I’m beyond grateful and proud to announce all net proceeds of this song will be going to the Voices Project founded by Ryan Hampton. If you know anyone who is struggling, please call 1-800-662-HELP.”
The Voices Project is a non-profit that focuses on supporting and advocating for those struggling with addiction. Demi has spoken up about their own fight against addiction on their 2021 album Dancing With The Devil and its accompanying YouTube docuseries of the same name – they shared in the series’ second episode:
[When I relapsed] I knew that what I had been looking for, I hadn’t found yet. But what I had been looking for was not in the form of a drug. It was the spiritual growth that I’ve had over the past… I even wanna say, like, 7 months. That spiritual growth is what I was looking for.Demi Lovato
We love that Demi is using their platform to bring about positive change! ‘Unforgettable’ is such a beautiful tribute to a loved one, and we’re so grateful Demi shared it with the world.
What do you think of ‘Unforgettable?’ Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter @TheHoneyPOP! If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse or mental illness, you can find resources on The Voices Project’s official website or from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. As Demi said, you can also call 1-800-662-HELP.
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