Demi Lovato just spoke out for the first time since her overdose. The singer shared a heartfelt message on Instagram thanking fans for their support and promising that she ‘will keep fighting.’
Demi Lovato, 25, just broke her silence for the first time since she was hospitalized on July 24 following an overdose. In a statement shared on Instagram, the singer wrote: “I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet.”
She went on to to express gratitude to those who helped and supported her in the 12 days since her hospitalization. “I want to thank God for keeping me alive and well. To my fans, I am forever grateful for all of your love and support throughout this past week and beyond. Your positive thoughts and prayers have helped me navigate through this difficult time,” she wrote. “I want to thank my family, my team, and the staff at Cedars-Sinai who have been by my side this entire time. Without them I wouldn’t be here writing this letter to all of you.”
“I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery. The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side,” she continued. “I will keep fighting.” Demi is expected to leave the hospital in the coming days and head directly to a rehab facility for further treatment.
If you or someone you know is in need of help, please contact the SAMHSA substance abuse helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.