Nearly two weeks after being hospitalized for a reported drug overdose, singer Demi Lovato has released a statement, asking for “time to heal and focus” and promising to “keep fighting.”
The statement, posted on Lovato’s Instagram account, doesn’t offer any specifics about the incident but does address the singer’s open and ongoing battle with addiction.Â
Lovato was hospitalized on July 24 after the apparent overdose. TMZ originally reported that it was a heroin overdose but Lovato’s reps said some of the information reported in the wake of her hospitalization was “incorrect.”Â
In March, Lovato celebrated six years of sobriety. But in June, she released “Sober,” a new song that alluded to new struggles with substance abuse with lyrics like “Momma, I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore / And daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor.”
Lovato has had a habit of being publicly up front about her struggles and her own mental health, making a deep connection with fans who have continued to show the singer an outpouring of support.