Demi Lovato Speaks Out For First Time Since ‘Overdose’

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Singer Demi Lovato has spoken out for the first time since she was admitted to hospital with a suspected overdose. 

25-year-old Demi Lovato has openly struggled with addiction and eating disorders since she was a teenager, but after being sober for six years, the former Disney star was admitted to hospital on July 24 to be treated for a suspected drug overdose.

The singer recently released a song called ‘Sober’, which indicated she was struggling again after her years off drugs.

The song lyrics read:

Momma, I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore

And daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor

To the ones who never left me, we’ve been down this road before

I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore

Over a week after she was admitted to hospital, Demi has spoken out about her situation.

She posted to Instagram yesterday (August 5), explaining that her battle with sobriety was an ongoing challenge.

The star 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.

Demi went on to thank her friends, family, fans and staff at Cedars-Sinai – the hospital in California where the singer was treated.

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She admits:

Without them I wouldn’t be here writing this letter to all of you.

Demi continues:

I now need time to heal and focus on on my sobriety and road to recovery.

I will keep fighting.

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Demi’s fans have been quick to support her.

One person commented:

You will get through this Demi we all love you so much !!!!!  sending all my love and prayers

Another added:

Praying for strength & for u to overcome this because u can do this!!!!!! Much love is going your way!!!!!!!!

Our thoughts are with Demi at this time.

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