Demi Lovato’s Mom Credits Her Faith With Getting Through Overdose [VIDEO]
Demi Lovato’s mom opened up about her daughter’s overdose and credited her strong faith and prayers from all the singer’s fans as the reason she’s alive today.
“It’s still a really difficult thing to talk about,” Dianna De la Garza said Tuesday onNewsmax TV. “I literally start to shake a little bit when I start to remember what happened that day.”
She explained that at first she didn’t even know what was going on after receiving one text message after another from people saying that they were praying for the 26-year-old singer. It wasn’t until she got a call from Lovato’s assistant and learned that the hit maker was “conscious, but not talking” that she “knew at that point that we were in trouble.”
“So, I was in shock,” the singer’s mom said. “I didn’t know what to say.”It was just something that I never, ever expected to hear, as a parent, about any of my kids.”
She and Lovato’s two sister’s then headed to Cedar-Sinai hospital to be with the pop star.
“We got there as quickly as we could,” de la Garza explained. “Dallas and Madison and I jumped out of the car at the emergency room and ran into the emergency room to be by her side. And she just didn’t look good at all.”
“She was in bad shape,” she added. “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.'”
De la Garza continued, “From that point on, I never allowed myself to ever think that things weren’t going to be OK. I prayed, of course, all the way to the hospital, and my faith is strong. I think that was one of things that got me through the next couple of days when she was in critical condition.”
“We just didn’t know for two days if she was going to make it or not,” Lovato’s mom shared. “I just feel like the reason she’s alive today is because of the millions of prayers that went up that day when everybody found out what was happening. I don’t think she would be here if it hadn’t been for those prayers and the good doctors at Cedars-Sinai. They were the best. I couldn’t have asked for a better team of people to save her life.”
As far as how the singer is today, she said Lovato’s “doing really well.”
“She’s happy. She’s healthy. She’s working on her sobriety, and she’s getting the help she needs,” the mom said. “That in itself encourages me about her future and about the future of our family.”
In July, the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer was rushed to the hospital for an apparent drug overdose. It came just weeks after she had revealed to her fans in her song “Sober” that she had broken her sobriety after celebrating six years of it in March.
After a nearly two-week long stay at the hospital, she thanked fans for all their support before entering a rehab facility.
“I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction,” Lovato captioned her post on Instagram. “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.”
“I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery,” she added. “The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten, and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side. I will keep fighting.”