Demi Lovato is out of rehab after her July drug overdose, and we're pulling for her

Demi Lovato is out of rehab after her July drug overdose, and we're pulling for her

The American singer-songwriter has long been open about her struggles


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Demi Lovato is out of rehab, three months after a drug overdose left her hospitalised for nearly two weeks.

Lovato, 26, returned to Los Angeles several days ago and is “doing well so far,” according to People magazine.

The update comes just after TMZ published the first post-rehab photos of the star dining at an LA sushi restaurant with clothing designer Henry Levy.

Demi Lovato is a rare example of a celebrity who has chronicled her mental illness and addiction in a very public way - through her music

The Tell Me You Love Me singer was hospitalised on July 24 after a drug overdose at her Hollywood Hills home. She stayed for two weeks after reportedly suffering complications like a high fever and nausea.

She sought in-patient treatment upon her release, and her mum Dianna De La Garza said last month that the singer was celebrating 90 days of sobriety.

“Yes, she has 90 days and I couldn’t be more thankful or more proud of her because addiction being a disease, it’s work,” she said on October 27. “It’s very hard, it’s not easy and there are no shortcuts.”

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Lovato’s mother previously said that the singer was “in bad shape” after her overdose, and the family “didn’t know for two days if she was going to make it or not”.

Lovato broke her silence two weeks after her hospitalisation with an Instagram post, but has not commented publicly since then.

“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 in August.

The singer has long been public with her struggles. After celebrating six years of sobriety in March, she revealed in June via the lyrics of her song Sober that she’d relapsed.


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