Singer Demi Lovato has been pretty vocal in the past about her mental health and drug and alcohol struggles, down to the poignant and sometimes obvious lyrics in her songs. Now that she’s been out of rehab for some time and has been settling back into her pre-rehab life, she recently took to social media to give fans and followers an update on her recovery, five months after her near-fatal drug overdose.

In a series of tweets posted late on Dec. 21, Demi got real with fans about her progress. “I am sober and grateful to be alive and taking care of ME [sic],” she wrote proudly, signing off the tweet with a peace sign emoji.

In another tweet, she spoke directly to her fans. “All my fans need to know is I’m working hard on myself, I’m happy and clean and I’m SO [sic] grateful for their support,” she tweeted with a heart emoji. Demi’s near-fatal opioid overdose shocked the world back in July and it only got scarier as more and more news rolled through about her hospitalization.

“I’m so blessed I get to take this time to be with family, relax, work on my mind, body, and soul and come back when I’m ready. I have my fans to thank for that. I’m so grateful, truly. I love you guys so f–king much, thank you,” Demi signed off in her last tweet, truly giving it up for the fans.

Ever since Demi’s overdose, fans have really stuck by her side, so we really love that she’s feeling all the support. Plus, this isn’t the first time she’s been vocal about her rehabilitation process. In a now-deleted Instagram post back in November, she showed the world how hopeful she was for her future. “I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side. I will keep fighting,” the 26-year-old wrote.

We hope Demi continues to shine in the face of adversity and be the kickass woman she has continuously proven herself to be. We’ve got your back, Demi! Keep killin’ it.

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).

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