JoJo isn’t afraid to open up to her fans.
On Thursday, the FAB singer once again discussed her family’s struggle with addiction for Vevo‘s Why I Vote video series. In fact, the former child star, and countless other celebrities, partnered with the video hosting service in the hopes her story would motivate others to head to the polls on Tuesday and vote for change.
In the clip (below), the brunette stunner revealed she knew about her father’s narcotics addiction at a young age. Sadly, JoJo’s father’s dependency on drugs put quite a strain on their relationship and they were estranged for a bit. However, after one particular overdose, the industry vet vowed to not give up on her dad.
“I don’t feel that he had the resources or the tools available to him to help himself. I don’t want other families to be broken up and have their lives ruined as a result of addiction. I really, really do think that there are ways to help. Throwing an addict in jail is not doing anything to help the problem├óΓé¼┬ªWe’re wasting our money, we’re misusing our resources, and I think we’re hurting ourselves. It’s important to elect politicians who will make a difference with drug abuse and addiction because it’s affecting all of us.”
Well said. Tragically, last year the songstress’ father had a heart attack and passed away at the age of 60. Despite her sad loss, JoJo is still determined to make a difference
Be sure to ch-ch-check out the F*ck Apologies artist’s full, emotional explanation for why she’s going out to vote on November 8 (below).
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