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Demi Lovato breaks silence about her overdose and hospitalization

Junie Sihlangu
Feb 04, 2019
10:31 A.M.
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Singer Demi Lovato finally addressed the public on Sunday. This was after the star was rushed to the hospital due to an alleged overdose.

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On Instagram, the star gave an update on her journey with drug addiction. She vowed to continue fighting and thanked a number of supporters for their help.

Demi Lovato, 25, has spoken out for the first time since she was rushed unconscious to the hospital for an apparent overdose. "I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction,” the star declared.

She thanked God for keeping her alive and well. Lovato also thanked her fans for their love, support, positive thoughts and prayers that helped her through this difficult time.

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For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. The star also thanked her family, team, and the staff at Cedars-Sinai who have been by her side.

"Without them I wouldn't be here writing this letter to all of you. I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery," Lovato said.

“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 Lovato, Instagram, August 5, 2018

She ended her message by promising to keep fighting. On July 24, paramedics responded to a home in Los Angeles after receiving a call that a 25-year-old woman, presumably Lovato, had overdosed on drugs.

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On arrival, paramedics treated her with Narcan. This is an emergency medication administered to reverse the effects of a narcotic overdose.

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She was then rushed to the hospital. A representative for the singer later released a statement claiming that Lovato was in stable condition.

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It was initially reported that the singer had been using heroin. However, sources quickly refuted the claims, and subsequent reports stated that a nurse told authorities Lovato had been using methamphetamine.

The Los Angeles Police Department was reportedly treating the incident as a medical incident instead of a criminal one. Lovato’s overdose came after the singer celebrated 6 years of sobriety in March.

However, just three months later, she revealed in her new song Sober that she had relapsed.

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