Demi Lovato Has Addressed Her Fans For The First Times Since She Was Hospitalized

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There has been unwavering support for Demi Lovato since her apparent overdose and now that she has spoken out even more people are rallying around her. The singer released a statement Sunday on Instagram thanking God, family, fans and the staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for being there for her since she was rushed to the hospital on July 24. E! News reported that Lovato, 25, was discharged from Cedars-Sinai on Saturday and then headed to a rehab facility. It hasn’t been publicly disclosed which drug or drugs may have been involved during the time of her overdose.

Lovato’s message on Instagram thanked fans and updated everyone on her condition.

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“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,” Lovato wrote on Instagram. “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.”

Lovato’s statement did not offer any details about the incident two weeks ago but did acknowledge her ongoing battle with sobriety and addiction.

Paramedics responded to a medical emergency call at Lovato’s home on July 24. The singer was purportedly unconscious and revived with Narcan, a medication used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. There has been no proof so far that the relapse was caused by a heroin.

This will be Lovato’s third trip to rehab since 2010.

She first sought treatment in 2010, and, along with treatment for drugs and alcohol, she received therapy for an eating disorder and self-harming. Lovato was also diagnosed as bipolar. She would relapse upon her release. Lovato returned to rehab in 2012 and celebrated six years of sobriety in March. However, she admitted to falling off the wagon two months ago in her song “Sober.”

The singer has received huge support on social media from fans and friends in the wake of the incident.

Lovato has a loyal and supportive fan base that has stuck with the singer since her days starring in “Camp Rock” back in 2008. Her overdose was shocking to some but was a wake up call to many on the seriousness of drug addiction.

Friends of Lovato have also shared their support during this difficult time.

Stars like Jennifer Lopez, Camilla Cabello and countless other celebrities all wrote words of support on Lovato’s Instagram post. Mackelmore wrote a heartfelt message that said “Sending love Demi. I’ve relapsed many times. The recovery community has always welcomed me back with infinite love and support. Always here for you. One day at a time.”

One thing is for certain, Lovato won’t be fighting this battle alone.

The singer has gained many new fans during this difficult time as some can relate to Lovato’s battles with addiction. By using the hashtag #HowDemiHasHelpedMe, fans have shared their personal battles with drugs and abuse. Lovato has started a much needed conversation on addiction and has proven it’s possible to come back better and stronger than before.

We love you, Demi.


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