It has been nearly two weeks since Demi Lovato was rushed to the emergency room from her Hollywood Hills home after a terrifying relapse. Though it was initially reported to be a heroin overdose, the musician's doctors and family have disputed these allegations. Lovato has remained in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles since her ordeal, regaining her strength while herself, her friends and her loved ones determine what's the next best step for the troubled pop singer's health. Now, Demi Lovato has released a statement to her followers, explaining her current condition and thanking her fans, God and the medical professionals at Cedars-Sinai for keeping her alive and continuing her fight. As Demi Lovato explains, she's still battling her demons.
The Instagram address is the first time that Demi Lovato has spoken out publicly since her swift hospitalization. While her family and friends have been providing intermediate updates in the intervening time, this statement is Lovato's first public address since her relapse led to an overdose in her home. It is no secret that Demi Lovato struggles with addiction; the musician has remained very open and honest about her ongoing troubles with drug and alcohol abuse, and these challenges were recently documented in the YouTube Original documentary, Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated, which made its premiere on the streaming service last year. Addiction isn't something that simply goes away, even when a person is sober. It's a process, and Demi is still battling her addictions. Thankfully, she has a great amount of support from fans, family, friends and loved ones during this difficult point in time.
It was only earlier this year when Demi Lovato celebrated six years of sobriety, saying at the time that she was grateful for another year of "joy, health and happiness" in her life. The 25-year-old musician revealed in her new song "Sober" that she relapsed, which was released shortly before she was rushed to the hospital a couple weeks ago. It's not clear why she relapsed, and these matters are personal ones. Still, some friends of the singer/songwriter have claimed she had a big falling out with her sober coach a month before, and some friends claim they knew she was on drugs and not in a great place in her life before this overdose occurred. But other friends were completely clueless about Lovato's recent drug use.
According to TMZ, Demi Lovato is now out of the hospital and heading to rehab, at her parents' behest. She is expected to stay in rehab for an extended period of time of at least 30 days, which puts any professional obligations in doubt for the foreseeable future. Of course, Lovato's health is the number one concern for her fans and followers, and they all wish her a safe recovery during this ongoing hardship. The musician is also reportedly removing all the toxic people from her life who enabled her addiction and recent drug use, hoping to renew her drug-free lifestyle when she returns.
We'll continue to keep you posted on Demi Lovato's recovery process right here at CinemaBlend.
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