Demi Lovato to sing the national anthem at US Super Bowl

A 2018 photo shows Lovato singing during the March For Our Lives in Washington. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

NEW YORK (AP) - Grammy-nominated pop singer Demi Lovato will perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl.

NFL and Fox on Thursday (Jan 16) announced the performance, which will take place ahead of the big game on Feb 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will headline the halftime show.

Lovato has mostly taken a break from the public since focusing on her recovery after reportedly overdosing in July 2018.

The singer, who has spoken about her struggles with an eating disorder, self-mutilation, drugs and alcohol, celebrated six years of sobriety in March 2018.

But she relapsed, revealing the news in the song Sober, released in June 2018.

A week before the Super Bowl, Lovato will perform at the 2020 Grammy Awards on Jan 26.

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