Demi Lovato Dedicates a Song to ‘American Hero’ Bruce Jenner During Concert

by Antoinette Bueno 7:00 AM PDT, April 27, 2015
Photo: Geffen Records

Bruce Jenner has another very famous supporter in his corner.

Following his much-watched sit-down with Diane Sawyer this past Friday, in which he opened up about being a transgender woman, Demi Lovato dedicated her song "Warrior" to him during her concert in Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday.

The 22-year-old singer called Bruce "an American hero," and spoke about her own issues with dealing with fame.

PHOTOS: Bruce Jenner's 11 Most Important Haircuts

"All of a sudden this fame thing starts taking over and people know your name and boom, you're in rehab -- well, not everybody," she joked. "And then you're in headlines and then people know your problems now. And what's incredible is an American hero, and an Olympian ... to be honest I didn't know who he was until Keeping up With the Kardashians ... I just want to dedicate this song and it's so cheesy that I'm even doing this, but f**k it, whatever."

"By the way, I never thought I'd ever dedicate a song to him," she added. "But he was honest and he was open with his story. No matter if you agree with it or not, he probably saved so many lives and educated so many people [about] transitioning into being a woman and [being] transgender and what that's all about. ... By the way, he looked fabulous. I could totally picture him with a martini glass, whipping his hair back and forth."

Demi has expressed her admiration for the Kardashians before, specifically, Kim.

"Kim Kardashian -- say whatever you want about her -- but she has revolutionized what's accepted with curves nowadays," she told Allure in December about how the 34-year-old reality star has helped her with her body confidence. "I learned to accept my body when the trend started becoming less about super, super skinny models that was completely unattainable for anybody to have."

VIDEO: Demi Lovato -- The 'Revolutionary' Kim Kardashian Helped Me Accept My Body

Though judging by her most recent Instagram posts, Demi is looking fitter and slimmer than ever. Watch the video below to hear the always candid star talk to ET about her thoughts on thigh gaps and being a role model.

Editor's Note: As Jenner has not said that a new name or pronouns should be used, ETonline will follow GLAAD guidelines and continue to refer to him by his current name and male pronouns.