Demi Lovato Says She Will 'Never Take Another Day In Life For Granted'
Five months after her accidental drug overdose, Demi Lovato is going into 2019 with a new lease on life.
Sharing a heartfelt New Years message to fans over Instagram, the 'Sober' songstress said, “So grateful for the lessons I’ve learned this year. I will never take another day in life for granted, even the bad ones.”
She continued, “Thankful for my fans, friends, family and everyone who supported me throughout this year. God bless ?”
It comes after a difficult year for the 26-year-old, who first revealed back in June that she had relapsed after six years of sobriety.
Announcing the setback in the form of her song 'Sober' at the time, Demo confessed to a relapse in the lyrics, while apologising to her family, fans.
"Momma I'm so sorry I'm not sober anymore / And daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor," she sang in the ballad.
Then, on July 24, the star was hospitalised at Cedars-Sinai in L.A. for 12 days after overdosing at her Hollywood Hills home. She remained in hospital until she recovered, and was released to in-patient treatment.
Following the near-death experience, she posted to social media on August 5 to thank fans for their support and to update them on her journey to recovery.
"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,” she wrote. “I want to thank God for keeping me alive and well,” she added.
“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," she continued.
Following her release and time out of the spotlight to focus on her health, she spoke out to fans on Twitter, saying, “I am sober and grateful to be alive and taking care of ME.”
“Someday I’ll tell the world what exactly happened, why it happened and what my life is like today.. but…I still need space and time to heal,” she noted. “All my fans need to know is I’m working hard on myself, I’m happy and clean and I’m SO grateful for their support. … 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.”
We hope 2019 sees Demi stay strong on her road to recovery!