Demi Lovato has spoken out for the first time since nearly dying of a drug overdose just under two weeks ago.
In a statement released to the public, the beloved and troubled singer addressed this frightening incident... her road to recovery... and those who have been responsible for her well-being over the past several days.
Scroll down to see what Lovato had to say...
Via Instagram, this is how Demi opened her heartfelt message to fans and supporters:
I have 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, as you likely know by now, was found unconscious inside her Los Angeles bedroom on Tuesday morning, July 31.
Initial reports indicated that Lovato has overdosed on heroin, but follow-up articles made it clear that the substance Lovato ingested or injected remains unknown.
The same can be said for Lovato's status.
We know she's alive. We know she nearly died. And we believe she has agreed to attend some sort of rehab for the third time over the past few years.
Continues Lovato in her statement:
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.
Lovato has been hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai in California for well over a week now.
In her message, the artist acknowledges that she came very close to dying.
And that she likely would have passed away if not for those around her (an assistant called 911) and the medical professionals who took over from there.
Writes the singer:
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.
It's hopefully a positive sign that Lovato recognizes this fact.
If she understands how close she came to accidentally killing herself, perhaps she will take the steps needed to attempt to get better once and for all.
Without revealing her plans for the future, this is how Lovato concluded her post:
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 can't say for certain when we'll next hear from Lovato, but that isn't important right now of course.
She needs to take as much time as she needs to heal, mentally and physically, and it will likely serve her best to do so far away from the spotlight.
We just hope she knows how much her fans love her as she takes the time she needs to arrive in a healthier place.
This is incredible!
This weekend, a girl named Bria Madrid took to Twitter to post a throwback pic to her first concert -- nearly two decades ago, as a five-year-old -- going to see the Spice Girls.
Better still, little five-year-old Bria had taken a picture with somebody else in the audience who was dressed for the concert like Baby Spice (AKA Emma Bunton).
Now, two decades later, with Madrid looking back on that photo and the concert, suddenly, something hit her: the random girl in the pic dressed up as Baby Spice at the time was none other than Blake Lively!!!
No, seriously -- look at this (below):
Found a picture when I was 5 at my first concert. #SpiceGirls and took a picture with a girl dressed up as Baby Spice who I just realized now was @blakelively pic.twitter.com/GN6AW9fg0e
— Bria Madrid (@briamadrid) August 4, 2018
It took her twenty years to realize it, but Bria finally got it -- she met a soon-to-be celebrity at the concert, and didn't even know it!!!
After Madrid's tweet went viral on Twitter, Lively confirmed that, yup, that was definitely her, by posting the pic to her Instagram account and crediting Bria with the throwback memory (below):
Pretending to be someone else... since 1997 (Thanks @briaaamadrid for the photo of us at the Spice Girls concert. Sorry -not sorry- I tricked you into thinking I was @emmaleebunton)A post shared by Blake Lively (@blakelively) on Aug 4, 2018 at 9:17am PDT
Also, um, Blake... can we talk about those platform shoes?! OH MY GOODNESS!!!! LOLz!!
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Um ein High-key-Bild im Studio technisch fachgerecht auszuführen, sind eine Belichtungskorrektur und ein beleuchteter Studiohintergrund notwendig. Alternativ kann auch mit digitaler Nachbearbeitung ein ähnlicher Effekt erzielt werden.
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If there are any generous Mexicans in the vicinity of Tulum who have an aloe plant, we would all be grateful if you made your way over to Ashley and showed her some mercy. Even a well prepared tourist would be acceptable. I am not trying to discriminate against anyone’s help.
Clearly Ashley’s gringo skin is ill-equipped for anything south of Boston. Whoever put the idea into her head that Tulum would be a great vacation destination should be put before a firing squad without even being given the courtesy of a last smoke. And if he is not a smoker then he should be forced to smoke. Show no mercy to the Benedict Arnold who showed none to Ashley.
If it was up to me we would enact a more medieval punishment on him, but the world has gone soft and there are laws against that type of thing now. For the record I find that ridiculous. People were being burned at the stake for hundreds of years, and yet we claim enlightenment and no longer want to be associated with it. But I ask you this, what would a more fitting punishment be for this traitor than to burn?
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Cardi B Jokes She’s ”Part of the Rich People Club” After Partying With Kim Kardashian and Kris JennerCardi B who? That's Kardi B to you! The rapper and new mama surprised fans when she enjoyed a girls' night in with none other than Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner on Saturday...
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Many months ago, Kailyn Lowry and Chris Lopez came together and, as a result, an adorable little boy named Lux was created.
Fast forward about 21 months after this romantic act took place and Kailyn Lowry and Chris Lopez came together once again over this weekend.
In a different, less lewd way, however.
What we mean here is... they hung out family of three!
In honor of Lux turning a year old, Kailyn, Lopez and their precious child have posed together for what we believe to be the first time in recorded history.
Scroll down to check out the picturel; to relive Lowry and Lopez's unique history; and to see other snapshots of Lux on his first birthday:
1. Welcome to the World, Lux!
2. These are Kailyn's Kids
3. The Introduction
4. Fast Forward a Year And...
5. She Added:
6. Thank You, Chris Lopez?!?
Is it just us or is this weird???
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Who’s Hotter: Black Cutout Swimsuit Edition With Playmate Ana Braga And Bella’s Big Sister Kaili Thorne
Listen up, gents. Do not be fooled by the design of the swimsuit that Ana Braga is wearing. I have come across this kind of defeat before, and I will do what is necessary to prevent men such as myself from being deceived again.
What we all are looking at is Ana Braga in a swimsuit that has been cleverly cut to appear like her waist is much smaller than it actually is. In reality it is, like, two or three times bigger than that. But due to what the art nerds call negative space she looks like she has a much smaller torso than she actually does. A side effect of this is that she also looks like she has black lines going across her body like a zebra. This is unfortunate for her, because had I been deceived I would have been totally turned off of her. I don’t fuck around with zebras.
I do not see why Ana feels the need to resort to these deceptive practices. She is slightly above average in the looks department, I think we all can agree on that. She would still be able to have a career in the Sears catalog if she put the effort in.
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