Demi Lovato’s mother reveals new details about "shock" overdose
In an interview with NewsMax TV
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CELEBRITY Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato and her family are still recovering from the physical and emotional trauma of the star's drug overdose. In a recent interview with NewsMax TV, Lovato's mother, Dianna De La Garza spoke out about the ordeal and how Lovato has begun the process of healing.
“She said, ‘Demi overdosed,’” De La Garza recalled about hearing the news of her daughter's near-fatal overdose. “I was in shock. 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. And I hesitated to ask, but I had to ask her — I remember it just seemed like the words took forever to come out of my mouth. I said, ‘Is she OK?’”
De La Garza went on to describe the haunting journey to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.“We got there as quickly as we could. Dallas, [daughter] Madison and I jumped out of the car 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 but I said to her, ‘Demi, I’m here; I love you.’ And at that point, she said, ‘I love you too.’ So from that point on I never allowed myself to think that things wouldn’t be OK,” she said.
After spending almost two weeks recovering in the hospital, Lovato was transferred to a rehab facility out of state. She has been completely out of the public eye and focusing on her recovery.
“I can honestly say today that she is doing really well. She’s happy, she’s healthy,” De La Garza 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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