Demi Lovato goes blonde following relapse admission

Demi Lovato has dyed her signature raven locks blonde just weeks after reports that she had relapsed after years of sobriety.

The 25-year-old "Sorry Not Sorry” singer just ended the European leg of her Tell Me You Love Me world tour, a tour that included two canceled shows and the dropping of a surprise new track, "Sober," amid rumors of the relapse. Lovato, who has never been shy about talking about her past substance abuse issues, had been sober for six years when news broke on the tour of her relapse, leading to the surprise release of "Sober," in which she apologizes for letting down herself, her family and her fans.

Lovato on Monday posted a new Instagram story showing a picture with no caption or explanation showing off her new hair color.

Demi Lovato shows off her newly blonde locks.
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Lovato's longtime friend, Iggy Azalea, spoke to ET about Lovato's reported relapse last week, saying that she knew early on and was terrified that someone would use the news against her. In the end, though, she said she was proud of her friend for confronting her problems head-on and wearing her emotions on her sleeve in "Sober."

"I was just really proud of her that she was honest, because it's really hard to be honest with yourself," Azalea told ET. "So, to be honest with the whole world, [to share] something that you struggled with very publicly, it's something that is very admirable. I was very proud of her to see her write that song and put it out." 

Lovato herself has been more circumspect about the matter, thanking all those who didn't give up on her and talking to fans about finding true happiness at her concerts. 

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 03: Singer/songwriter and actress Demi Lovato performs at MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 3, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 03: Actress and singer Demi Lovato is seen in attendance during the UFC 222 event inside T-Mobile Arena on March 3, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Demi Lovato performs during 'Tell Me You Love Me' World Tour at The Forum on March 2, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Philymack)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Demi Lovato performs during 'Tell Me You Love Me' World Tour at The Forum on March 2, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Philymack)
TORRANCE, CA - JANUARY 27: Demi Lovato visits Fabletics at Del Amo Fashion Center on January 27, 2018 in Torrance, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Fabletics)
TORRANCE, CA - JANUARY 27: Demi Lovato visits Fabletics at Del Amo Fashion Center at Fabletics at Del Amo Fashion Center on January 27, 2018 in Torrance, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 31: Demi Lovato performs onstage at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on December 31, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images for Fontainebleau Miami Beach)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Demi Lovato is a guest on 'Good Morning America,' Wednesday, January 24, 2018, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Paula Lobo/ABC via Getty Images) DEMI LOVATO, MICHAEL STRAHAN
SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 17: Demi Lovato arrives at the IHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2017 at BB&T Center on December 17, 2017 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Jason Koerner/WireImage,)
SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 17: Demi Lovato performs at Y100's Jingle Ball 2017 at BB&T Center on December 17, 2017 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 15: Demi Lovato performs during Power 96.1's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2017 at Philips Arena on December 15, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Chris McKay/WireImage,)
ROSEMONT, IL - DECEMBER 13: Demi Lovato attends 103.5 KISS FM's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2017 on December 13, 2017 in Rosemont, Illinois. (Photo by Robin Marchant/FilmMagic)
ROSEMONT, IL - DECEMBER 13: Demi Lovato performs at 103.5 KISS FM's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2017 on December 13, 2017 in Rosemont, Illinois. (Photo by Robin Marchant/FilmMagic)
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Lovato's new 'do isn't the only change she's made in the weeks since news of her relapse broke. She also recently got a poignant new tattoo her pinky finger. It reads, simply, "Free."

She is next set to play a show with Azalea on July 22 in Paso Robles, California.

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