Since overdosing on a substance nearly two weeks ago, Demi Lovato has spoken up for the first time in a heartfelt letter penned to her fans on Instagram.
Her letter reads:
"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.
I want to 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 overdose came just about a month after she released her emotional song "Sober," in which she revealed that she had broken her 6-year sobriety.
We're thinking of you Demi and wish you a healthy recovery ❤️