Demi Lovato Released Statement After Overdose: ‘I Now Need Time to Heal and Focus on My Sobriety’

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“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,”

On Sunday, Lovato broke her silence with a message to her fans on Instagram.

“I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction,” she wrote. “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 concluded her message by writing, “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. I will keep fighting.”

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“This is obviously a huge wake-up call. Demi doesn’t want to die and she’s very grateful to be alive,” one of the sources said. “Her family has been by her side supporting her and is getting her the help she needs.”

Explained another insider, “She had a sober coach who she cut out of her life a few months ago. She’s been in a downward spiral ever since and has not been doing well. She’s been heavily using and her friends have been very worried that this was going to happen.”

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