Demi Lovato releases first post-hospitalization statement

BY SAMANTHA COSTANZO
Posted on DEC 22, 2018

She thanked her family, team, and the staff at Cedars-Sinai hospital for helping her recover and said that she would now take some time to heal and focus on her new sobriety.

Demi Lovato has issued a statement regarding her recent hospitalization due to an overdose, according to NPR.

"I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction," Lovato wrote in a statement posted to Instagram. "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 thanked her family, team, and the staff at Cedars-Sinai hospital for helping her recover and said that she would now take some time to heal and focus on her new sobriety, promising to continue fighting to overcome her addictions.

"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," she wrote.

Lovato was rushed to the hospital after an apparent overdose in July after she had spent the night celebrating the birthday of a friend. She was unconscious when the paramedics arrived and was revived with Narcan, a medication commonly used to reverse overdoses.

She released a single, "Sober," in March in which she explained that she had broken her six years of sobriety and apologized to her family and fans for the lapse.

Lovato has been in and out of treatment for drug and alcohol issues since 2010, when she was 18

 

 

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