Demi Lovato | Photo: Instagram/demilovato
Demi Lovato has spoken publicly for the first time since suffering a suspected overdose last month.
The Tell Me You Love Me singer said: ‘This illness is not something that disappears or fades with time.’
The 25-year-old was rushed to hospital on 22 July after being found unresponsive at her LA home.
‘I want to than God for keeping me alive and well’
Taking to Instagram, she furthermore continued: ‘[This illness] is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet.
‘I want to than 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.
‘I want to thank my family, my team, and 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. I will keep fighting.’
The former X Factor judge Demi is known for hits such as Skyscraper and Sorry Not Sorry. In her hit Cool For the Summer, she alluded to bisexuality.
Speaking in her documentary Simply Complicated last year, Demi said: ‘I am open to human connection. So whether that’s through a male or female, it doesn’t matter to me.’
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