Drug Overdose: Demi Lovato Issues First Statement After Hospitalization
Popular US pop singer, Demetria Devonne Lovato, better known as, Demi Lovato, has issued her first statement after she was taken to hospital for a suspected drug overdose last month.
In an Instagram post, Lovato, 25, said: “I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction”.
“This illness is not something that… fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome,” she said.
The American singer, songwriter and actress has previously spoken about her struggle with addiction, bipolar and eating disorders.
In her statement, the singer thanked her family and medics at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai hospital, saying that “without them I wouldn’t be here writing this letter to all of you”.
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.