IN her first public comments since an overdose put her into the hospital, singer Demi Lovato said she remains committed to overcoming addiction.
“I will keep fighting,” Lovato wrote Sunday in a post on Instagram.
“I want to thank God for keeping me alive and well. To my fans, I am forever grateful for all your love and support throughout this past week and beyond. Your positive thoughts and prayers have helped me navigate through this difficult time,” Lovato continued.
She also thanked her family, team and staff at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. She reportedly overdosed on drugs at her Hollywood Hills home on July 24.
She said she’s learned that the illness of addiction doesn’t fade and is something she must continue to overcome and needs time to heal and focus on her sobriety and recovery.
The singer-actress has spoken about her struggles with an eating disorder, self-mutilation, and drugs and alcohol. She has become a role model for young women and men who have faced their own issues.
“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,” Lovato’s post also read. AP