On Sunday, August 5, Demi Lovato issued her first statement since her apparent overdose on July 24. The 25-year-old singer and actress posted the statement on Instagram.
In the post, Lovato thanked her fans for their support. She also revealed where she'll go from here.
The post was an all-text note without a caption. It reassured those who have been following her story since she was rushed to the hospital for what appeared to be a heroin overdose that she's taking this seriously.
The "Sorry Not Sorry" singer wrote, “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 went on to thank everyone who has helped her. She also thanked God for allowing her to keep her life.
“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.”
She also thanked her family, her team, and the staff at the hospital where she was treated. Likewise, she confirmed that the overdose was indeed life-threatening.
“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.”
She continued: “I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery. The love you all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out the other side.”
Lovato closed to statement with what is likely her motto for the coming moths: “I will keep fighting.”
As previously reported, the 25-year-old star has agreed to enter rehab to combat her addiction. Once she leaves the hospital, she will reportedly immediately check into a rehab facility.
In other news, the FDA has recalled a common heart and blood pressure medication because it causes cancer. This recall only gets more serious as we learn more. Please pray for everyone who has been taking this drug. The recall could impact anyone with heart problems.