Demi Lovato speaks out for first time since overdose

Demi Lovato speaks out for first time since overdose
Demi Lovato speaks out for first time since overdose

Lovato recently released a song called Sober | Photo: Wikimedia/Frank Schwichtenberg

Demi Lovato has finally broken her silence almost two weeks after she suffered a drug overdose.

The troubled singer reached out to her fans on Instagram, saying she needed ‘time to heal’.

‘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 wrote.

‘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 added.

Lovato was rushed to hospital

Medical personnel found the 25-year-old unconscious at her house in the morning of 24 July. She was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for treatment.

It was reported she was planning to re-enter rehab two days after the overdose.

Since the overdose, there have been numerous reports in the media about Lovato’s history of addiction to drugs and alcohol.

She has struggled with addiction since in her teens, and tried to clean up on several occasions.

The pop star recently released a song called Sober, which addresses her relapse back into addiction.

Outpouring of support

Since her hospitalisation and recovery, there has been an outpouring of support from celebrities and fans.

But some of her friends said this showed it was time for her to quit show business, saying her relapse was partially due to her exhausting schedule.

‘She needs to get out of this whole system that she has been in since she was 13. Demi never had a day off,’ one said.

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