Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and actress Demi Lovato continues to recover after a recent brush with death. On July 24, Lovato, a former Disney star, suffered a drug overdose — the cause of the overdose is still unconfirmed, even though initial media reports suggested she overdosed on methamphetamine.
A week later, she is still in the hospital but is expected to fully recover.
Today recently reported on the Lovato’s overdose in the video below:
Lovato Struggled With Drugs, Alcohol, and Bipolar Disorder
Before her overdose, Lovato was a recovering drug and alcohol addict. She also struggled with an eating disorder and bipolar disorder. Before her relapse a few months ago, Lovato had just celebrated six years of sobriety, according to People.
She shared her struggle in the recently released single “Sober” (2018) with these lyrics:
“I’m sorry for the fans I lost who watched me fall again. I want to be a role model, but I’m only human … I’m sorry that I’m here again. I promise I’ll get help.”
You can watch the video below:
Keith Urban Offers Words of Encouragement
Fellow singer Keith Urban, a New Zealand country music singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer, recently spoke about his own struggles with addiction and substance abuse after Lovato’s overdose. In a heartfelt interview with Australian morning show Today Extra, Urban reached out to Lovato with these words of encouragement:
“I don’t know anything about her personally, [but I’d love to tell her] just (to have) good people around her and a willingness to want to live a different way if that’s what she wants to do. It’s all up to her.”
Keith Urban Reveals His Own Addiction Struggles
Urban has been married to Australian actress Nicole Kidman since 2006, and the couple has two daughters, but he hasn’t always been a family man. He battled serious substance abuse issues for years, including alcohol and drug abuse.
In 2016, Urban spoke with Rolling Stone about his own serious battle with alcoholism and drug addiction:
“I didn’t seem able to stop. There was no stopping this time. I’d go to sleep, wake up a couple hours later, go at it again, drinking to take the edge off. I remember thinking, ‘I’m probably not going to make it until tomorrow.’
“And then I thought, ‘[expletive] it, I don’t care. It’ll be a relief to not have to. I’ll take an Ambien and, at some point, I’ll pass.
“I was taking everything. I remember thinking, ‘Oh, good, this is the end of it, yahoo.’ I was quite happy about it …
“Well, I woke up the next day at lunchtime, in my bed, sweating, going, ‘[expletive]! Guess I’m not going to get to go this way.’ I thought the choice to quit would be taken from me, which would be easier than me trying to do it on my own. There was [drugs] left, so I went at it again.”
Urban eventually got treatment for his substance abuse and has been sober for more than 12 years.
Demi Lovato to Enter Drug Rehab
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Lovato may or may not follow Urban’s profound advice, but she is heading straight to rehab after she leaves the hospital, according to US Weekly. She is also currently surrounded by family and friends to help her through her crisis.