Dear Demi Lovato: You Are So Loved
Following the singer's reported overdose, fans have rallied in overwhelming support.
It's a rough time for fans of Demi Lovato.
On Tuesday, July 24, the singer was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after a reported drug overdose. According to People, Lovato was revived with the drug Narcan, which reverses the effects of narcotics. She is now in stable condition. The close call is especially tough for fans who are familiar with her long battle with addiction, mental illness, and disordered eating.
In 2010, Lovato entered an in-patient recovery center. She later relapsed and lived in a sober living facility for one year. March 2018 marked Lovato's sixth year clean, but in her recently released song "Sober," she admitted she had relapsed.
"I'm sorry that I’m here again / I promise I’ll get help / It wasn't my intention / I'm sorry to myself," the track goes.
Throughout the years, Lovato has been open about her struggles.
"Every day is a battle," the 25-year-old said during the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Prevention Summer Spectacular in 2017. "You just have to take it one day at a time, some days are easier than others and some days you forget about drinking and using, but for me, I work on my physical health, which is important, but my mental health as well."
"I see a therapist twice a week," she added. "I make sure I stay on my medications. I go to AA meetings. I do what I can physically in the gym. I make it a priority."
But everyone has low days.
Now, in her time of need, fans and fellow celebrities are supporting her recovery.
"We should all wrap our arms of love around Demi Lovato," wrote Lady Gaga. "I am so happy you’re alive. Thank God. If I know my monsters as well as I believe I do, we all wish you self-compassion and inner peace. And may you receive the love so many have for you. #ImConfidentInDemi Demi, I love you."
"We love you Demi Lovato," expressed Cardi B.
"Sending love and prayers to Demi Lovato," shared Bruno Mars.
"Like all of you I am thinking of @DDLovato right now," said Lovato's ex-boyfriend, Joe Jonas. "She needs our prayers and support. We all know how strong you are Demi. #prayfordemi."
"My friend @ddlovato is one of the kindest, most talented people I’ve ever met," said Brad Paisley. "Praying for her right now, addiction is a terrifying disease. There is no one more honest or brave than this woman."
"I love @DDLovato so much," shared Ellen DeGeneres. "It breaks my heart that she is going through this. She is a light in this world, and I am sending my love to her and her family."
"It kinda feels weird to be deeply affected by this tragic episode of #demilovato," wrote Twitter user yesitsmeShyne, "but I am such a huge fan @ddlovato, the words people put out there in support for you is so touching i literally cried. She’s been battling this for a long time. I hope she can rise again."
"Why don’t we treat others who battle addiction the same way we treat celebs like Demi Lovato or Anthony Bourdian?" said linds_moran. "Showing compassion & love during trying times. Instead, people treat them like monsters who don’t deserve to live. Everyone has a story, not everyone has a platform."
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lovato's next concert has been canceled, as well as an upcoming television appearance.
Our thoughts are with Lovato and her family at this difficult time.