Demi Lovato's Mom Speaks out for First Time After Daughter's Overdose

Angelo Anderson
September 20, 2018

Demi Lovato's mother, Dianna De La Garza, is opening up for the first time about the moment she found out about her daughter's overdose.

De La Garza also said that she "couldn't have asked for a better team of people to save her life", thanking the doctors at Cedars-Sinai for their care during Lovato's hospitalisation.

More than a week later, the singer reached out to her fans, posting an update on her health and fight for sobriety.

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"The next words that came out of her mouth are words. that are so hard to hear as a parent", De La Garza said.

"It's still a really hard thing to talk about", Dianna de la Garza said Tuesday on Newsmax TV.

"So, I was in shock". I didn't know what to say. She was in bad shape, but I said to her, 'Demi, I'm here.

"She said, "I need to tell you what's going on. you're going to see a report come out.' I stopped her and said, 'Kelsey, just tell me what's going on". "I said, 'Is she OK?' And she stopped for a second and she said, 'She's conscious, but she's not talking.' I knew at that point that we were in trouble".

"I think that the very first thing you have to do is admit that you have a problem and then you have to ask for help", Lovato said with De La Garza by her side.

She said she remembers getting bombarded with texts from friends and families wishing Lovato well and expressing concern for her, but it wasn't until she received a call from Lovato's assistant that she learned what had happened.

"From that point on, I never allowed myself to ever think that things weren't going to be OK", she continued.

Last month, Lovato broke her silence since the overdose with a heartfelt Instagram message to her fans.

"We just didn't know for 2 days if she was going to make it or not."

"I can honestly say today that she is doing really well".

She stated: "You don't see it was coming, and that's the scary thing".

As a parent, De La Garza said it was particularly devastating to hear those words. "It's happening, I think, it's every 15 minutes someone dies of an overdose".

These days, De La Garza says her daughter's condition has improved dramatically. It's not just the kids, either-it's grown-ups.

Demi is believed to be now in a live-in rehab facility, and has cancelled all upcoming tour dates to clear the way for a serious focus on her recovery, reportedly planning months in rehab to make sure she truly heals.

Lovato's mother said she's now become an "accidental spokeswoman" for the opioid crisis after going through this terrifying ordeal.

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