Demi Lovato's Mom Breaks Silence On Daughter's Overdose

Demi Lovato's mother, Dianna De La Garza, is breaking her silence.

During her Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, appearance on Newsmax TV, the "Skyscraper" singer's mom spoke out for the first time since her famous daughter suffered a drug overdose in late July 2018.

"It's still a really difficult thing to talk about. I literally start to shake a little bit when I start to remember what happened that day," De La Garza began, before explaining that she'd received several texts from well-wishers before Lovato's assistant, Kelsey Kershner, had the chance to tell her what had happened. "I was in shock. I didn't know what to say. It was just something that I just never, ever expected to hear as a parent about any of my kids." 

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Lovato had been rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles on the morning of July 24 after being found unresponsive in her Hollywood Hills home. During her recent interview, De La Garza noted that the former Disney star "was in bad shape" at the time, saying, "We just didn't know for two days if she was going to make it or not."

Following an extended hospitalization to reportedly recover from multiple health problems stemming from her opioid overdose, Lovato, who has a history of drug and alcohol abuse, reportedly entered rehab. Around that time, the 26-year-old singer-songwriter broke her silence on the matter, writing on social media, "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 added, "I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery. ...I will keep fighting."

Lovato's mother, who also spoke out about the epidemic of opioid addiction in America during her recent interview, credited the team at Cedars-Sinai and the "millions of prayers that went up that day" for saving her daughter's life. As for how Lovato is doing these days, De La Garza told Newsmax TV, "I can honestly say today that she is doing really well. She's happy, she's healthy, she's working on her sobriety, and she's getting the help she needs."

Our thoughts remain with Lovato during her recovery.

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration's 24/7 National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.