Demi Lovato breaks silence after overdose with emotional note to fans

Demi Lovato breaks silence after overdose with emotional note to fans
Photo credit: Instagram/Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato has broken her silence nearly two weeks after she was hospitalised for a reported drug overdose.

The pop star posted an emotional note to her Instagram page, giving thanks for support and addressing her plans for recovery.

"I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction," she wrote.

"What I've learned is that this illness is not something disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet."

The 'Skyscraper' singer was found unconscious in her Hollywood Hills home on July 24th, and was reportedly revived by emergency services who administered Narcan, a treatment for opioid overdoses.

"I want to thank god for keeping me alive and well," she continued in the note.

"To my fans, I am forever grateful for all your love and support throughout this past week and beyond. Your positive thoughts and prayers have helped me navigate through this time."

Lovato has been recovering at Cedars-Sinai Medical centre since the incident, and reportedly suffered complications related to the overdose including extreme nausea and a high fever.

In the Instagram post, she made special mention in the message of her family, her team and the staff at the clinic, claiming "without them I wouldn't be here writing this letter to all of you."

According to E! News, Lovato could be realeased from hospital in the next few days, when she is expected to check in to a rehab facility.

"I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery," she said in the statement.

"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."

Last month, Lovato released a song called 'Sober', in which she admitted to falling off the wagon after six years of sobriety.

Now, she's promised fans she won't give up, ending the note by simply saying: "I will keep fighting."