Pop singer Sia tweeted on the night of Sept. 10, about her 8-year sobriety by writing “Eight years sober today. I love you, keep going. You can do it.”
Eight years sober today.
I love you, keep going.
You can do it.
— sia (@Sia) September 11, 2018
Her message was retweeted over 11,000 times, which has more than 1,200 comments. Her followers not only admired the 42-year-old singer’s efforts on battling her addiction but also were inspired by her not giving up.
I’m so proud of you!! Sia you should be proud of yourself too. You are a warrior and you are the strongest woman I know. You are inspiration to us and because of you we don’t give up. It’s so powerful, you are. We love you endlessly and we are grateful for you. You should know it
— -w (@sialights) September 11, 2018
According to Billboard, Sia has been struggling with her addiction.
“For one reason or another it never happened for me. Then I got seriously addicted to Vicodin and Oxycodone, and I was always a drinker but I didn’t know I was an alcoholic. I was really unhappy being an artist and I was getting sicker and sicker,” she told Billboard in a 2013 cover story for the outlet, opening up about she needed to regroup.
Sia also shared a screenshot of her tweet onto her Instagram account, and it too retained lots of fans’ positive comments and cheering.
One of the fans @jwfanep commented, “awesome.. congrats sincerely from this fan… I have always fear that you would ruin your career as Hollywood can be a toxic environment. Please stay on the right path as your fans love you and need you.”
Another fan @kevintorreslover said, “It’s exciting, keep going Queen, remember that we always support u and we always love u. #WeLoveYouKeepGoing,” by hashtagging one sentence that frequently shows up in Sia’s tweets.