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Demi Lovato tells Democratic convention of living with mental illness, belts out her hit ‘Confident’

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Singer Demi Lovato belted out her hit “Confident” at the Democratic National Convention Monday after talking about living with mental illness.

Lovato performed for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Iowa during the campaign, and she’s one of the first bold-faced names to appear on the convention stage.

The convention opened with a performance from Boys II Men. Paul Simon was set to perform later Monday, and delegates are set to hear from actress and activist Eva Longoria.

Before performing, Lovato told the crowd of delegates at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia that “like millions of Americans, I am living with mental illness.”

She says, “But I am lucky. I had the resources and support to get treatment at a top facility.”

She says Hillary Clinton will help Americans in need of care get the treatment they require.

Singer Demi Lovato performs during the first day of the Democratic National Convention at Wells Fargo Center on July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo:  ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Singer Demi Lovato performs during the first day of the Democratic National Convention at Wells Fargo Center on July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)