Demi Lovato Posts First Statement Following Overdose

"This illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet."

Demi Lovato has posted her first statement following her hospitalisation after an apparent overdose.

The 25-year-old was rushed to hospital on July 25 following what was initially reported to be a heroin overdose. After Lovato was transferred to a local hospital her family denied the claims saying "some of the information being reported is incorrect".

Since being treated, Lovato hasn't posted an official statement until now, taking the opportunity to thank her family, the staff at the Cedars-Sinai medical centre as well as her fans for their support.

"I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction," Lovato 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".

Lovato not only spoke about her battles with addiction and mental health in the documentary Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated, but also recently released the single "Sober", where she admitted to relapsing after six years of sobriety.

According to People, multiple sources confirmed on Friday that Lovato had agreed to enter a rehab facility following her release from hospital.

Featured image: Getty.