Demi Lovato Celebrates 6 Months of Sobriety After Overdose: 'Best Day Ever'
Demi Lovato has reached another milestone on her sobriety journey
Demi Lovato has reached another milestone on her sobriety journey.
On Friday, the 26-year-old singer — who suffered an overdose back in July — celebrated six months of being substance-free by sharing a photo of her sobriety coin to her Instagram Stories.
She was also gifted a Funfetti dessert from Susiecakes, which came with a note reading, “Happy 6 Mo. We are so f—ing proud of you.”
“Best day ever,” Lovato labeled an Instagram Story shot of the sugary treat.
Later in the day, Lovato shared a rare video of herself, showing her makeup skills. “That highlight thooo..” she wrote. “Face beat by me.”
On July 24, Lovato was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai in L.A. following an overdose at her Hollywood Hills home. She remained in the hospital for nearly two weeks before being released to seek in-patient treatment.
The Disney Channel alum first broke her silence on social media on Aug. 5, when she shared an update on her health following her hospitalization. (The post has since been deleted.)
“I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. 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,” Lovato wrote. “I want to thank God for keeping me alive and well,” she added, before praising her fans for standing by her through the difficult time.”
“To my fans, I am forever grateful for all of your love and support throughout this past week and beyond. Your positive thoughts and prayers have helped me navigate through this difficult time,” Lovato said.
The singer went on to “thank my family, my team, and the staff at Cedars-Sinai who have been by my side this entire time.” Without their support and guidance, she said, “I wouldn’t be here writing this letter to all of you.”
Lovato concluded, “I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery. 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.”
After Lovato left rehab in November, a source told PEOPLE that the singer remained focused on recovering from her overdose.
“Demi seems to be doing well. She looks really good and is in a great mood. She also seems happy about being out and about, but her focus is definitely still her recovery,” the insider noted. “She attends meetings and receives treatment. Her number one priority seems to be her health.”
In December, Lovato herself opened up about her health again, telling her fans on Twitter, “I am sober and grateful to be alive and taking care of ME.”
“Someday I’ll tell the world what exactly happened, why it happened and what my life is like today.. but…I still need space and time to heal,” she noted. “All my fans need to know is I’m working hard on myself, I’m happy and clean and I’m SO grateful for their support. … I’m so blessed I get to take this time to be with family, relax, work on my mind, body and soul and come back when I’m ready.”
Lovato wrapped up her series of tweets with an appreciative message to her Lovatics. “I’m so blessed I get to take this time to be with family, relax, work on my mind, body and soul and come back when I’m ready,” she said. “I have my fans to thank for that. I’m so grateful, truly. I love you guys so f—ing much thank you.”
Earlier this month, Lovato celebrated the new year with a shared a message of hope on Instagram. “So grateful for the lessons I’ve learned this year. I will never take another day in life for granted, even the bad ones,” she wrote on her Story. “Thankful for my fans, friends, family, and everyone who supported me throughout this year. God bless.”
Lovato rang in 2019 with a glass of sparkling apple cider along with her sober buddy — and rumored boyfriend — Henry Levy. The “Confident” songstress gave fans a look at her cozy New Year’s Eve on social media when she posted a photo of the cider bottle and her glass to her Instagram Story, overlaid with the word “#Sobriety.”
As for Levy, a source told PEOPLE in November that he “has been helping Demi stay on the right path.”
“Demi has known Henry for years and wore his clothes in the past,” another insider added of the Enfants Riches Déprimés designer, 27. “He has a bit of a troubled past as well, but is doing well now. He will be great at supporting Demi’s sobriety. He is kind of an eccentric guy, but sweet. Demi won’t be bored with him. He is very creative and passionate about life.”