In her first message to supporters since overdosing on July 24, pop singer Demi Lovato wrote on Sunday that her fans' "positive thoughts and prayers have helped me navigate through this difficult time."
Lovato was at her home in Los Angeles when she overdosed from an opioid, and was rushed to Cedars-Sinai hospital, where she's remained ever since. Lovato, who had been sober for six years, said she has "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."
Lovato shared that she is taking time out 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." Catherine Garcia