Demi Lovato Opens Up About Recovery After Alleged Overdose

Demi Lovato released her first personal statement since suffering an alleged overdose last month. The 25-year-old was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after she was found unconscious in her home on July 24. It was reported she was in a stable condition in the hours after the news broke. Her team also issued a formal statement on her behalf. “Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support,” they wrote before asking to respect her privacy. Today (August 5) the Tell Me You Love Me siren took to Instagram to pen a letter for her followers. “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.

“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 also thanked her family, friends and staff at Cedars-Sinai. “Without them I wouldn’t be here writing this letter to all of you.” The hitmaker addressed plans to take time to focus on her journey to sobriety. “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.” Signing off with a promise to continue fighting, Demi made it clear that she would give it her all. Read her full message below.

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