Demi Lovato shares first statement following drug overdose

Demi Lovato shares first statement following drug overdose

After more than a week spent in the hospital following an apparent overdose, Demi Lovato is reportedly getting treatment at a rehabilitation facility, where she will remain for an "extended" period of time, TMZ reports.

After nearly two weeks of speculation, Demi took to her social networking site over the weekend to give fans an update on her health following her hospital dash.

She thanks God for keeping her "alive and well". "Without them I wouldn't be here writing this letter to you all", she wrote. "Your positive thoughts and prayers have helped me navigate through this hard time". Her family, team, and staff members who have been "by her side" through this hard time. "It is something I must continue to overcome".

Also on August 6, TMZ reported that Demi has made it clear that she wants to focus on her sobriety. Later in the song, she apologizes to letting down her fans: "I'm sorry for the fans I lost who watched me fall again / I wanna be a role model, but I'm only human".

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But now the singer is feeling well enough to release a statement to concerned fans, and it seems like Lovato is back on the long road to recovery. The love you have all shown will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side. She celebrated six years of sobriety in March but recently relapsed.

Lovato, who has spoken openly in the past about her history of drug and alcohol abuse, thanked God, her friends and her fans, saying that their positive thoughts and prayers had helped her navigate "this hard time".

It's believed that Demi will remain in the treatment center for at least a month.

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