Demi Lovato to Perform at Grammys in First Big Public Performance Since 2018 Overdose

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Demi Lovato took to her Instagram Tuesday to announce her return to music with an upcoming performance at the 2020 Grammy Awards.

This will be her first big public performance since she overdosed in 2018. While it was not specified at the time which drugs Lovato ingested, she was treated for opioid addiction when she was hospitalized. Following her overdose, Lovato was treated for addiction and is now on the brighter side of her road to recovery.

The 2020 Grammys are set to air on CBS on January 6.


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Demi Lovato's Instagram announcement

Demi likely knew about her upcoming Grammys performance for awhile. Back in early December, she posted a photo with a black drop. The caption read, "The next time you hear from me, I'll be singing..."

Fast-forward to today, Demi's Instagram announcement reads, "I told you the next time you'd hear from me I'd be singing. #Grammys @recordingacademy @cbstv." The post shows the singer in a pink blazer with big black boots and a confident stare. The words "Grammy performer" frame the left-side of her silhouette.

Demi has been open about her addiction.

In the past, Demi Lovato has been open about using cocaine and alcohol and struggling with bulimia and bipolar disorder. Many online reports speculate her 2018 overdose represented a shift to heroin use.

Following her overdose, Lovato told fans on Twitter, "I would love to set the record straight on all the rumors out there but I literally don't owe anyone anything so I'm not going to. All my fans need to know is I'm working hard on myself, I'm happy and clean and I'm SO grateful for their support. I'm so blessed I get to take this time to be with family, relax, work on my mind, body and soul and come back when I'm ready. I have my fans to thank for that. I'm so grateful, truly."

It seems now in 2020, Demi finally feels it is the time to make her return.

It will be only fitting if she performs "Sober."

Shortly before Demi was taken to the hospital for an overdose in August of 2018, she released a song called "Sober" in June of that year.

While the song gives a very raw depiction of Demi's addiction symptoms like "shakes," "cold sweats," and the feeling of "dying inside," it also has lyrics she can look back and appreciate since recovering.

In the song, she sings, "call me when it's over and myself has reappeared."

Her performance at the 2020 Grammys marks a fresh start for the singer and reclaiming the song as an ode to recovery may be just what she and fans need.

Who else is performing at the Grammys?

In addition to Demi Lovato's comeback performance, The Grammys committee also announced some other popular names who will be performing at the 2020 awards ceremony.

This includes some of the top artists from 2019 like Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande. Super-sweet couple Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are also on the roster alongside powerhouse diva Lizzo. And with respect to the classics, Aerosmith will also take a trip to the stage to perform.

The 2020 Grammys are set to be hosted by singer Alicia Keys this year.