“I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction” – Demi Lovato speaks for the first time since her overdose saga

American pop star, Demi Lovato addressed her fans for the first time since her apparent drug overdose last month.

In an instagram post shared on Sunday night, the singer wrote, “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 was rushed to the hospital on July 24 at the time and she was later reported to be stable and conscious. It hasn’t been publicly disclosed which drug or drugs may have been involved.

In her Instagram statement, Lovato thanks God, her fans, family and “team,” and the staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Lovato has long been open about her struggles with sobriety, an eating disorder and being bipolar. She said she first tried cocaine as a teenage Disney star.

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