She’s breaking her silence on her daughter’s overdose. Demi Lovato’s mother, Dianna De La Garza, spoke with Newsmax TV and shared the terrifying details of the singer’s near-fatal incident. “It’s still a really difficult thing to talk about,” Dianna began. “I literally start to shake a little bit when I start to remember what happened that day… I was actually looking at my phone and all these texts started coming in.”
Dianna explained that her phone blew up with messages like, “I just heard the news, I’m so sorry, I’m praying for your family, I’m praying for Demi.”
“I was in shock,” she continued. “I thought, what is going on? … My heart just dropped. I didn’t know what I was looking at.” Demi’s mother shared that she got a phone call from Demi’s assistant, Kelsey, who told her that Demi overdosed and was “conscious, but she’s not talking.” That’s when Dianna knew “we were in trouble.”
According to her mother, Demi was in “critical condition” for “a couple of days.”
“We just didn’t know for two days if she was going to make it or not,” Dianna said. “I was very concerned, and I was trying to be strong for her and for her sisters and for my family back home … I just feel like the reason she’s alive today is because of the millions of prayers that went up that day.”
You can watch Dianna’s full interview below.
As previously reported by Life & Style, the “Skyscraper” songstress checked into an undisclosed rehab facility this summer and sought additional treatment in Chicago, where she reportedly met with a psychiatrist to work on her mental health. “Demi knows she’s lucky to be alive,” a source assured to Life & Style magazine. “She isn’t taking rehab lightly at all.”
If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).