Pop singer Demi Lovato reached out to fans after her nearly fatal overdose to thank them for all the support she's received.
In an Instagram post, she speaks about her ongoing struggles saying:
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. I want to thank God for keeping me alive and well.
To my fans, I am forever grateful for all of your love and support throughout this past week and beyond. Your positive thoughts and prayers have helped me navigate through this difficult time.
Thank my family, my team, and the staff at Cedars-Sinai who have been by my side this entire time. Without them I wouldn't be here writing this letter to all of you. I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery. The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side. I will keep fighting.
Lovato's fans are sticking by her side.
Demi Lovato opened up about addiction while thanking her fans, loved ones, and hospital staff in her first statemen… https://t.co/NTzd1XJCMp— NowThis (@NowThis)1533572280.0
The support for Demi Lovato has been unwavering since her apparent overdose and even more people are rallying aroun… https://t.co/FIr4ogbE9b— CNN (@CNN)1533564905.0
@AP @KTLA Don’t over think it. Just one day at a time. You can make it. Part of addiction is relapse. No judgement… https://t.co/yghJduJ3UI— D Rom (@D Rom)1533516223.0
@AP Demi..I love you and have struggled with mental illness and addiction..I have 7 years clean. It's time to chang… https://t.co/NYvKQVkm2n— Michelle Santos (@Michelle Santos)1533528132.0
@AP I am 36 yrs clean & sober, thank God. Know that I & many are surrounding you with prayers & love. 🙏It isn’t how… https://t.co/fxjn8KiY6e— Olivette Rogers (@Olivette Rogers)1533521513.0
@CNN so glad that she is alive all we can do is continue to pray for this beautiful & talented young lady.— ♒ Aquarius ♒ (@♒ Aquarius ♒)1533566180.0
Hopefully we can start treating all drug addicts with some compassion.
@CNN Be nice if people had this much compassion for ALL people dealing with addiction......— Comrade Misty is Putin’s Buddy 🍀 (@Comrade Misty is Putin’s Buddy 🍀)1533565588.0