Parkland Shooting Survivors Joined Demi Lovato On Stage During Her 'Tell Me You Love Me' Tour
Demi Lovato praised the students for their courage.
Demi Lovato kicked her 'Tell Me You Love Me' tour off in a pretty touching way on Monday night as she was joined on stage by survivors of the Valentine's Day shooting in Parkland, Florida.
The 'Sorry Not Sorry' singer praised the students who endured and survived the massacre at Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School for their strength and courage as they joined her during the show at Viejas Arena in San Diego.
Take a look at the video to see the celebs who paid tribute to the Florida shooting victims...
Demi has teamed up with CAST on tour in an effort to bring awareness to mental health issues and in partnership with them, she brought students Julius Castillo, Mackenzie Marie Chapman, Samantha Megan Dietsch, Maia Hebron, Eden Hebron and Sarah Stricker on stage.
Demi, who co-owns CAST, said in a press release: "Bringing CAST on Tour was very important to me because I want to be able to reach and inspire my fans. Tonight was our first night of the tour and it was incredibly special."
"I was able to bring out and meet a few of the students that had to experience the shooting in Florida on the 14th. It was such an honor to meet them and hear their courageous stories. I want to make sure their voices are being heard and we can provide them with the mental health and post-trauma care they need." she added.
Lovatics were able to text donations to the CAST foundation during the show, with the money raised going towards mental health resources for the students.
"The courage and resolve that the students from Stoneman Douglas have is truly inspiring. It was an honor to meet them and I’m glad they were able to join us tonight," added CAST co-founder, Mike Bayer.
Demi has been open about her own mental health struggles in the past, and the singer will be offering free mental health counseling to her fans via the foundation: "It’s basically like a therapy session before the concerts and we have speakers from all over and we’re also helping out with different charities from around the country," she said on Good Morning America.
Truly incredible. It's amazing to see Demi is so committed to such an important cause.
Now take a look at the video to see Demi Lovato's take to the stage at the MTV EMA with 'Sorry Not Sorry' and 'Tell Me You Love Me'...