Demi Lovato gave a special shoutout to the victims of the Parkland, Fla. high school shooting at the Monday night kick off of her “Tell Me You Love Me” tour.
The singer, 25, invited survivors of the mass shooting on stage during her performance in San Diego, with the students in attendance as part of CAST on Tour, described as “an intimate interactive talk with thought leaders, celebrities, and influencers” that takes place before each of the 44 stops of Lovato’s tour.
“On Feb. 14, one of the worst mass shootings in American history took place. These students were in school that day. Please welcome them to the stage,” she said to the crowd.
“It has nothing to do with politics. It’s about healing,” the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer continued. “It was how can we help these students heal from what they’ve been through? These students that came here today and shared their stories are so incredibly brave and courageous and they really are warriors in my eyes.”
Lovato has been doing something different for her fans this tour, the star teamed up with the CAST Foundation to host sessions at each pit stop to speak about the importance of mental health awareness and provide support for attendees who shared their own personal stories.
Lovato has been very open about her struggles with mental health and her diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
The “Camp Rock” alum and the CAST Foundation will make a stop in Toronto on March 19. More information on how to participate in this and other CAST on Tour events can be found on the organization’s website