Demi Lovato Speaks Out: 'I Will Keep Fighting'


Demi Lovato spoke out Sunday for the first time since being hospitalized on July 24 for a drug overdose.

"I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction," the singer wrote in a message shared on 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."

The 25-year-old did not share any details of her overdose. She was reportedly found unconscious inside her Hollywood Hills home and administered Narcan, a brand of naloxone used in cases of opiod overdoses.

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Lovato thanked her fans for their support as well as "my family, my team, and the staff at Cedars-Sinai who have been by my side this entire time.

"Without them," she said, "I wouldn't be here writing this letter to all of you."

The singer said she is taking time "to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery."

Lovato said she looks forward "to the day where I can say I came out on the other side."

The letter concluded with a promise. "I will keep fighting."

Read Lovato's full message below:

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