Demi Lovato’s Mum Opened Up About Her Daughter's Overdose
Demi Lovato’s mother has spoken in public for the first time about her daughter’s overdose in July this year -- saying the media found out before she did.
Dianna de La Garza was inundated with messages from friends who had heard about Demi’s overdose via reports from TMZ.
“I was actually looking at my phone and all these texts started coming in,” de La Garza told Newsmax TV.
“Just text after text after texts. And I thought, ‘What is going on?’"
“And someone said, ‘I just saw on TMZ. I’m so sorry. Please tell me it’s not true.’ And I mean, my heart just dropped,” she added.
“I didn’t know what I was looking at. And so I thought okay, I have to get on TMZ on Twitter and see what they’re saying.”
But before de La Garza could try and make sense of the news, she received a phone call from Lovato’s assistant at the time.
“And the next words that came out of her mouth are words that are so difficult to hear as a parent,” she recalled.
“She said Demi overdosed. So I was in shock, I didn’t know what to say. It was just something I never, ever expected to hear as a parent about any of my kids.”
de La Garza said she and her two daughters -- Madison and Dallas -- rushed to the hospital in LA where Demi had been taken.
“She just didn't look good at all, “she said of her daughter.
“She was in bad shape. But I said to her, 'Demi, I'm here. I love you.'
“And at that point she said back to me, 'I love you, too.' So from that point on, I never allowed myself to think things weren't going to be okay."
Last month, Demi posted an update about her journey with addiction to her Instagram page.
"What I've learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time," she wrote.
de La Garza said during the NewsMax interview that her daughter is "doing really well".
"She's happy. She's healthy," she said.
"She's working on her sobriety, and she's getting the help she needs. And that in itself encourages me about her future and about the future of our family."
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