Sia Celebrates 8 Years of Sobriety: ‘I Love You, Keep Going’

Dan Barna
"You can do it."

Sia celebrated eight years of sobriety on Twitter today with a message of encouragement for fans who might be dealing with addiction. "Eight years sober today. I love you, keep going. You can do it," she tweeted.

The typically private singer has been open about her experience with addiction, which she’s said was the main inspiration for her hit single, "Chandelier."

"All I wanted to do was write for pop stars. For one reason or another it never happened for me," Sia told Billboard in 2013. "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."

Sia also attributes her trademark, face-blocking wig to her battle with addiction. “I was an alcoholic and a drug addict, and I sobered up and decided I didn't want to be an artist anymore because I was starting to get a little bit famous, and it was destabilizing in some way," she told James Corden in 2016. "So I thought what doesn't exist in pop music at the moment? And it was mystery."

As SELF wrote previously, recovery looks different for everyone, but always has its ups and downs.

That's why it's so important to honestly acknowledge both with your support system.

Sia's empowering message is similar to one she posted on Twitter in 2015 and 2016, marking her fifth and sixth years of sobriety, respectively. "Thank you to all those who have contributed knowingly and unknowingly. I love you, keep going," Sia wrote in 2016. A year prior, Sia told fans that while getting sober is by no means easy, the hard work eventually pays off. "5 years sober today. If you’re newly sober, keep at it, it gets so so awesome. YOU CAN DO IT," she tweeted in 2015.

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to learn how to find help.

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