In July of 2018, Demi Lovato suffered an overdose that almost claimed her life.
Lovato has struggled with addiction for much of her life, but prior to her near-tragic relapse, the singer had been sober for over six years.
The incident served as a reminder that every addict is forever on the precipice, one slip-up away from undoing years of recovery.
Fortunately, with the help of her loved ones and a team of addiction specialists, Demi was able to turn things around.
Immediately after checking out of the hospital, Lovato entered rehab and has been sober ever since.
On social media, she’s been admirably candid about her struggles, which is why many fans are surprised by Demi’s decision to go silent as the one-year anniversary of her overdose approaches.
Demi’s most recent post is this Instagram tribute to her recently-deceased dog, which appeared nearly three weeks ago.
"RIP Bailey.. we love and miss you already sweet girl. So grateful we had so many years with you.. say hi to Buddy for me in Doggy heaven," Lovato captioned the pic.
Apparently, the death of her beloved pet is just of several recent events that have Demi down in the dumps at a particularly vulnerable time.
“She lost her dog Bailey about a month ago, and she’s gone dark on social media since then,” a source close to the situation tells Radar Online.
The insider adds that Lovato has been “isolating herself from the outside world" in recent weeks.
“She is living with her mom, and her mom is worried, but she would never let anything happen to her daughter on her watch,” the source claims.
Further complicating her current situation is the fact that Demi’s ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama has been flaunting his new relationship with model Amanda Pacheco.
Obviously, that’s his right, but apparently, the display of affection has been tough for Lovato to endure.
“Demi isn’t loving Wilmer being in love with his new girlfriend, because it just reminds her of what she lost,” said the source.
The insider added, “This whole year has continued to be a loss for her.”
We’re hoping Demi doesn’t really feel that way, as it’s almost impossible to imagine a more productive 12 months.
Demi got sober, got her life back on track, and inspired untold millions to look after themselves more closely.
Just today, we learned that Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps was inspired by Demi in her battle against alcoholism.
And there’s no telling how many similarly-profound connections Demi might have made this year without ever knowing it.
Demi is sure to go through rough patches in her recovery, but hopefully, even in her darkest hours, she’s able to take comfort in the fact that she was able to transform her greatest challenge into a source a guiding light for so many.