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Demi Lovato Speaks Out About Overdose: “Your ‘Sources’ Are Wrong”

 The singer took to Twitter to discuss her reported heroin overdose in July 2018.

By Nikhita Mahtani
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Demi Lovato is ready to address her reported drug incident that happened in July 2018. According to TMZ, the singer was found unconscious in her Hollywood Hills home on July 24, but was treated and finally “awake and responsive,” surrounded by family and friends. Soon after the news broke, several celebs reached out with an outpouring of love and support for the singer, who was later hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai in L.A. for 12 days after the overdose. According to PEOPLE, she then checked herself into rehab and left after three months. Since then, sources say she has been “doing really well.”

On August 5, the singer wrote in a since-deleted post that she will “keep fighting” for recovery, going on to say, “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.” She hadn’t talked about it further, however, which led people to speculate about her continued progress.

So, Lovato decided it was time to break her silence, and took to Twitter to open up about the incident. “If I feel like the world needs to know something, I will tell them MYSELF,” she said in a series of tweets published on December 21. “Any ‘source’ out there that is willing to talk and sell stories to blogs and tabloids about my life isn’t actually a part of my life. So newsflash: your ‘sources’ are wrong.”

This doesn’t mean Lovato is going to tell all anytime soon. “I would love to set the record straight on all the rumors out there but I literally don’t owe anyone anything so I’m not going to. All my fans need to know is I’m working hard on myself, I’m happy and clean and I’m SO grateful for their support,” she continued. “I’m so blessed I get to take this time to be with family, relax, work on my mind, body and soul and come back when I’m ready. I have my fans to thank for that. I’m so grateful, truly.”

Lovato has had her fair share of struggles with addiction, and was treated in 2010 for bipolar disorder, bulimia, self-harm, and addiction. Now, it seems Lovato is focusing on herself, and will talk more about her journey to recovery when she’s ready.

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