Demi Lovato Reportedly Struggled With Sobriety “Every Single Day” Before Apparent Overdose
It’s been more than a week since Demi Lovato was admitted to the hospital for an apparent overdose, and fans still don’t have an update on her condition. But according to what someone claiming to be close to the singer tells People, this incident isn’t necessarily a surprise for those who know her because she’s been struggling with her sobriety for a very long time.
Demi’s always been super open about her personal mental health and addiction issues, so fans already know that getting clean and staying clean was a huge deal for her — and something that was difficult at the beginning. But if what this friend’s saying is true, it sounds like it was probably a lot harder for her than she let on, especially recently.
“Demi never wanted to be a role model,” the friend told the magazine. “Her sobriety over the last six years was a fight every single day. After she finally got clean, her team was very hard on her and treated her like she was a kid. It’s so hard to have all these eyes on you all the time.”
That sounds like a lot of pressure — especially when you take into account the thousands of people who love her music and look up to her. It has to be really overwhelming at times, even though Demi’s honesty has obviously helped a lot of her fans.
“She is so young and she also has a very rebellious personality,” the insider added. “She wasn’t drinking or using at first, but she’s even said herself that she can’t be in a [party] environment. She thought she could handle it, but it’s a very slippery slope.”
Another source also told People that although Demi is expected to make a “full recovery,” no decisions about entering rehab or pursuing further treatment after she’s released from the hospital have been made yet, which makes sense — at this point, she and her family are probably just taking things one step at a time.
Unfortunately, Demi’s rep hasn’t shared any additional information about the situation since Demi’s been hospitalized, and the only statement that’s been released so far gave very little information; in fact, all that we know right now is that she’s still recovering. Hopefully, more updates are coming soon, because with one glance at Twitter it’s easy to see there are still tons of people out there who are worried about her and rooting for her.
Our fingers are crossed that Demi has a speedy recovery and that she’s feeling like herself soon. So many people are on her side supporting her right now, and the most important thing is that she can get to a place where she’s healthy and happy again.