Demi Lovato Speaks Out For The First Time Since Being Hospitalised
6 August 2018, 11:58
The 'Sober' singer opens up on Instagram...
Demi Lovato has spoken out for the first time since her alleged overdose.
The 'Tell Me You Love Me' singer was admitted to hospital on July 24 and his been working on her recovery there ever since. Demi took to Instagram last night for the first time since the incident to thank her fans, family, team and the hospital staff for all of their support. She also took the time to open up about her journey with addiction.
In the moving statement, Demi writes: "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 then adds: "I want to thank God for keeping me alive and well."
Demi also revealed that she will now be taking the time to work on being sober. "I now need the 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."
Read the essay in full here.
Demi has a well documented history with substance abuse and she has regularly been candid and open about her struggles with addiction in interviews, documentaries and music. In her YouTube film Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated, Demi opens up about how she became an addict and in her most recent single, 'Sober', she sings about relapsing and apologises to those that she's let down in doing so.
It is currently unclear whether or not Demi will finish her Tell Me You Love Me tour. The 'Sorry Not Sorry' singer is in between tour legs right now but is scheduled to hit the road again for eight South American dates in September. We hope that Demi takes off all of the time that she needs and that her team are putting her health first.
Our thoughts are with her as she works on her recovery.
We love you Demi.