Demi Lovato Speaks Out About Struggle With Addiction: ‘I Will Keep Fighting’

Demi Lovato arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards. (Credit: Deposit Photos)

Demi Lovato has broken her silence about the reported drug overdose that sent her to the hospital last month.

The singer and actress posted a message on Instagram Sunday vowing to “keep fighting” her battle with addiction.

“I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction,” she said. “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.”

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The 25-year-old star also thanked God, her family, the staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and fans.

“To my fans, I am forever grateful for all of your love and support throughout this past week and beyond,” she added. “Your positive thoughts have helped me navigate through this difficult time.”

Lovato was rushed to the hospital from her home in the Hollywood Hills on July 24, after a reported overdose.

The former Disney star has previously spoken out about her struggles with substance abuse, bipolar disorder and bulimia.

In June, she released the single Sober, which revealed she had relapsed after six years of sobriety.

The song includes the lyrics “To the ones who never left me, we’ve been down this road before/ I’m so sorry/ I’m not sober anymore.”

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