Demi Lovato is excited for 2017 and not just because of her next big tour. The pop singer will be "taking a break from music and the spotlight," she revealed on Twitter on Tuesday. The 24-year-old added, "I am not meant for this business and the media," even including a hand-waving emoji—so you know she means business.
So excited for 2017. Taking a break from music and the spotlight.. I am not meant for this business and the media 👋🏼— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) October 4, 2016
She continued in a follow-up tweet that fame "doesn't feel worth it anymore" and said she'd like to move on to more philanthropic pursuits:
@jblover12223 dunno. It doesn't feel worth it anymore. I'd rather do charity work tbh— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) October 4, 2016
Lovato has been fighting the good fight in the spotlight for some time, talking openly about her struggles with bulimia, cutting, and bipolar disorder, campaigning for better mental health policies, and speaking out against body shaming.
Dealing with mental health issues while in the spotlight can't be easy. And despite her huge, vocal fan base, Lovato has had her share of hate slung at her online and in the media. For example, when she recently spoke out against a fan who "body shamed" her in an Instagram portrait that had been drastically altered (in fairness, it was of her as a mermaid), commenting "that's not my body." The internet went ballistic, widely shared her comment and trolled her with insulting photos.