Demi Lovato is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was recently hospitalized following an overdose on an unspecified opioid. The 25 year old was found unconscious in her Hollywood Hills residence. Arriving paramedics gave her naloxone which counteracts the effects of an opioid overdose. She was then taken to Cedars-Senai hospital where she has remained since the incident.
After almost two weeks, the singer has penned down her first statement for her fans on Instagram.
“I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet,” Lovato wrote.
“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.”
After this incident she discussed staying at a sober living house. The Disney star thanked God, her fans, friends, and family for supporting her through “this difficult time.”
“Without them I wouldn’t be here writing this letter to all of you,” Lovato wrote. Lovato closed out her statement by promising her fans, “I will keep fighting.”
She has spoken openly about her substance abuse habits and history of alcohol. She admitted to using cocaine as a 17-year old Disney star and also went to rehab at the age of 18. Demi also suffered from an eating disorder and constantly struggled with her bipolar nature. The 25-year-old star army of ‘Lovatics’ have been sharing their own experiences of how her powerful story helped them overcome their personal battles.
The New Mexico-born performer rose to fame on Disney Channel shows Camp Rock and Sonny with a Chance before forging a pop career with hits such as Skyscraper and Sorry Not Sorry. She has earned seven Top-20 entries on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Well-wishes and prayers for a speed recovery messages have flooded the singer’s social media accounts.
By Abhishek Aggarwal