Demi Lovato Reportedly Staying In Rehab Through December
Demi Lovato is putting her sobriety first and staying in rehab until the end of the year, according to ET. The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer entered a treatment center in August after her July 24 hospitalization following an apparent drug overdose.
“Demi is taking her sobriety extremely serious[ly],” says ET‘s anonymous source. “At the end of the day, Demi is doing this for herself. She has to stay sober for her, but every time she has family or friends visit her it reminds her of all the other important people in her life that she needs to fight for as well.”
Demi has recently reached the 90-day mark in her sobriety, a milestone that her mother, Dianna De La Garza, shared on Conversations with Maria Menounos. Demi’s journey has taken her from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in June to her current rehab at a special facility in Chicago, where she worked with a specialist focusing on sobriety and mental health. She’s been visited by a vast support system of loving friends and family, including her ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama. The singer’s little sister, Madison De La Garza, says Demi is “doing really well” and “working really hard on her sobriety” during the long road to recovery.
“I couldn’t be more thankful or more proud of her because addiction being a disease, it’s work,” said Dianna. “It’s not easy. There are no shortcuts.”
A source told E! News on October 31 that the “La La Land” singer may leave Los Angeles following the end of her program to start a new chapter in her life, although she is still planning to continue making music. Her loved ones are apparently “urging her to live a more relaxed lifestyle before she dives back into working.”
“Her family wants her to take time away from L.A. and possibly stay in Texas with her family for a while,” said E!’s insider.
Demi has always been open about her struggle with addiction and the difficult path to recovery. The first confirmation of a relapse came in June, when Demi released “Sober,” a powerhouse ballad where she admits to her renewed using only one month before overdosing in her Los Angeles home.
Thankfully, Demi is making good on her promise in the song to get help, and she’s making her sobriety her first and only priority for the rest of the year.