Demi Lovato's mom reveals the singer is 90 days sober
When Demi Lovato was rushed to hospital following a suspected overdose, fans were left in a state of shock and upset.
The singer has been candid throughout her career when talking about her struggles with battling addiction. Indeed, on March 15 of this year she stopped a concert to speak about her sobriety, telling fans;
"Yesterday, six years ago, I was drinking vodka out of a Sprite bottle at 9 in the morning, throwing up in the car.
"And I just remember thinking, 'This is no longer cute. This is no longer fun. And I’m just like my dad.' So I took a look at my life and I said, ‘Something has to change, I’ve got to get sober’ — so I did."
Then, in June, she released a song which appeared to signal the end of her sobriety, named sober. Lyrics from the song read;
"Momma I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore / And Daddy please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor. / To the ones who never left me, we’ve been down this road before / I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore."
What's more, a source close to the singer revealed to People that the singer was never truly "over" her struggle with drink and drugs.
"Demi was never really clean and sober from all of her demons," the source said. "She has been fighting depression and anxiety for quite some time — and is still in such a dark place. She was sober for a while, but not completely sober for six years."
Now, though, Demi Lovato's mother, Dianna De La Garza, has issued a positive update for the singer's fans. She reportedly appeared on a Sirius XM radio show, saying;
"She has 90 days and I couldn't be more thankful or more proud of her because addiction, being a disease, is work. It's very hard and there are no short cuts."
Lovato's mother added that she did not know at this point what had caused her daughter's relapse. Lovato herself spoke out on the incident in August, posting the following message to Instagram;
"I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction," she posted yesterday. 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."
"I want to thank God for keeping me alive and well. To my fans, I am forever grateful for all of your love and support throughout this past week and beyond. Your positive thoughts and prayers have helped me navigate through this difficult time.
"I want to thank my family, my team, and the staff at Cedars-Sinai who have been by my side this entire time. Without them I wouldn't be here writing this letter to all of you.
"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.
"I will keep fighting."
We wish Demi all the best with her ongoing recovery, and it's great to hear that is she is on a positive track.