Pop star Demi Lovato is doing whatever she can to focus on her mental health and addiction struggles following the apparent overdose that nearly cost the 25-year-old her life. According to TMZ, that means getting treatment at a rehab facility and canceling the remainder of her Tell Me You Love Me tour.
The singer’s September 20 and 22 shows in Mexico and South America have been canceled, the outlet reports, along with shows she had scheduled for November in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. Refunds will be made available on Friday, and Live Nation and Lotus Productions released a statement saying that they “wish Demi Lovato the best now and in the future and we hope to see her soon in South America.”
On Sunday, Aug. 5, the “Skyscraper” songstress broke her silence on Instagram to address her fans.
“I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction,” Demi wrote. “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.”
She continued, “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.”
And lastly, “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.”
Fans have been worried about Demi ever since news of her hospitalization broke on July 24. LAPD Officer Ray Brown told Life & Style that police received a call at 11:37 a.m. of a possible overdose of a 25-year-old female at Demi’s home.
TMZ reported that Demi was unconscious when authorities arrived after receiving the call, and sources told us that she was given a dose of Narcan while in her home. Originally it was reported that the apparent overdose was caused by heroin, but other sources have said that’s not the case.
Since then, fans and fellow celebrities have shown their support for the star by posting on social media. Demi’s ex-boyfriend Joe Jonas took to Twitter to share his love for Demi. “Like all of you I am thinking of @DDLovato right now,” he wrote on the day the news broke. “She needs our prayers and support. We all know how strong you are Demi. #prayfordemi.” Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres was also beside herself and tweeted, “I love
@DDLovato so much. It breaks my heart that she is going through this. She is a light in this world, and I am sending my love to her and her family.” Stay strong, Demi.