This month, singer and actress Demi Lovato was rushed to the hospital for an alleged drug overdose that left the singer unconscious. Two weeks later, Lovato has been set to be released from the hospital and reportedly will enter rehab immediately.
On Sunday afternoon, Lovato took to Instagram to release a touching statement to fans and followers who have been sharing nothing but kind words, thoughts, and prayers for a speedy recovery. She also thanked her friends, family, and the hospital staff who were by her side throughout this trying time.
“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.
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.
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.
I will keep fighting”
Fans were immediately commenting with an outpour of love and support, telling her they will always be here for her and will always have her back.
We wish Demi a strong recovery and hope she will take this time to focus on herself and her needs.
If you or someone you know is seeking help for substance abuse, call the SAMHSA National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP(4357).