'I will keep fighting': Demi Lovato releases first statement after drug overdose

'I will keep fighting': Demi Lovato releases first statement after drug overdose

After reaching a stable condition following a drug overdose last month, Demi Lovato says that she needs "time to focus on my sobriety and the road to recovery".

She wrote: "I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. Your positive thoughts and prayers have helped me navigate through this hard time".

The star continued: "I want to thank God for keeping me alive and well".

Lovato regained consciousness but refused to tell emergency responders what drugs she was using, according to TMZ.

The star went on to note that her overdose was indeed life-threatening and thanked the medical staff as well as those around her for making sure that the worst didn't happen.

"To my fans, I am forever grateful for all your love and support through this past week and beyond".

Demi Lovato focuses on sobriety after overdose in a statement issued through social media.

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On Saturday it was revealed Demi Lovato's PA thought she was dead when she found her employer unconscious after an overdose. Your positive thoughts and prayers have helped me navigate this hard time.

Demi's post came as it was reported that she was set to leave hospital this week and enter a rehab facility.

This was detailed in her honest song Sober, in which she sang: "Momma, I'm so sorry, I'm not sober anymore/ And daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor/ To the ones who never left me/ We've been down this road before/ I'm so sorry, I'm not sober anymore". "Your positive thoughts and prayers have helped me navigate through this hard time", she said.

She's taken the rehab route before.

The singer returned to rehab in 2012 and was reportedly sober for six years before relapsing. Lovato's bodyguard administered first aid at that point - although what was done is not clear.

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