Democratic Convention: Demi Lovato Talks Mental Illness, Performs "Confident" to Standing Ovation
The singer told the crowd: "I stand here today as proof that you can live a normal and empowered life with mental illness."
Demi Lovato was the first celebrity speaker to take the stage Monday night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Speaking of her personal history with mental illness, the 23-year-old singer told the crowd: "I stand here today as proof that you can live a normal and empowered life with mental illness."
Lovato then said she's proud to support a president who will fight to ensure that all people who suffer from mental illness can get proper healthcare.
"That candidate is Hillary Clinton," she said. “This is not about politics, it’s simply the right thing to do. Let's make her the next President of the United States of America."
Lovato then launched into a performance of her hit song "Confident," which garnered a standing ovation.
This year's convention could be the starriest in modern political history, with A-listers including Lady Gaga, Lena Dunham, Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz and Shailene Woodley all set to participate in the four-day event. Monday sees speakers Bernie Sanders and first lady Michelle Obama taking the stage for primetime addresses in support of Clinton and her vice presidential pick, Tim Kaine.
Watch Lovato's performance below.