Over the summer, award-winning singer Demi Lovato, 25, was rushed to the hospital after being found unresponsive in her Hollywood Hills home. The former Disney actress, who has struggled with addiction in the past, allegedly suffered from a drug overdose.
It has now been almost two months since her overdose and she is reportedly doing well. After receiving treatment at the hospital, she went to a rehab facility. It is unclear if and when Lovato will return to the music/Hollywood industry.
For the first time, Lovato’s mother, Dianna de la Garza, opened up about her daughter’s near-death experience, reported E! News.
"It's still a really difficult thing to talk about," she admitted. "I literally start to shake a little bit when I start to remember what happened that day."
“I was in shock. I didn't know what to say," she stated. "It was just something that I never, ever expected to hear, as a parent, about any of my kids....I knew at that point we were in trouble.”
“She just didn't look good—at all,” her mother added. “She was in bad shape. But I said to her, 'Demi, I'm here. I love you.' And at that point she said back to me, 'I love you, too.'"
Despite the difficult circumstances, Lovato’s mom leaned on her faith at the time of the incident.
"I prayed, of course, all the way to the hospital, and my faith is strong. I think that was one of things that got me through the next couple of days when she was in critical condition,” De la Garza revealed. “We just didn't know for two days if she was going to make it or not."
"I just feel like the reason she's alive today is because of the millions of prayers that went up that day when everybody found out what was happening," she continued. "I don't think she would be here if it hadn't been for those prayers and the good doctors and Cedars-Sinai.
Please continue to keep Lovato in your prayers during her recovery. May God use her story for His purpose.