Demi Lovato fans came together to sing "Sober" in Atlantic City at the concert site where the singer had been scheduled to perform Thursday night

By Georgia Slater
July 27, 2018 01:15 PM
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Demi Lovato‘s fans came together on Thursday to sing the star’s emotional ballad “Sober” at Atlantic City Beach, the concert venue where she was scheduled to perform before she was rushed to the hospital after an apparent overdose on Tuesday.

In a video posted to Twitter, fans show their utmost support for the star by singing the lyrics to her latest single.

The song details her recent relapse after celebrating six years of sobriety in March. Lovato was seen belting out the tune just two days before her apparent overdose while performing at the 2018 California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles, California.

“Mama, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore / And daddy please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor,” she sings on the track. “And I’m sorry for the fans I lost who watched me fall again / I wanna be a role model, but I’m only human.”

“I’m sorry that I’m here again,” she adds at the end. “I promise I’ll get help / It wasn’t my intention / I’m sorry to myself.”

The impromptu choir of Lovatics quickly attracted a crowd, many of whom were visibly moved by the gesture. “We still love you!” the fans shout at the end of the clip.

The former Disney superstar has been battling mental health and addiction for years. She opened up about her struggles in her documentaries Stay Strong (2012) and Simply Complicated (2017).

Despite her hardships, Lovato’s fans have stayed extremely dedicated and have shown their immense support on social media. Many of her fans took to Twitter to share personal stories of how the artist helped them through tough times of their own.

“I remember one night in the hospital after an attempt [on my life], I was sitting in my hospital room on the floor next to the radio with my head against the wall and tears were streaming down my face,” wrote one fan, using the hashtag “#HowDemiHasHelpedMe.”

“Then Skyscraper came on the radio. and I knew id be okay,” they added, referencing Lovato’s 2011 song about staying strong after being knocked down.

Another fan spoke of how Lovato helped with their sobriety.

“#HowDemiHasHelpedMe when I was at the worst part of my life and I just wanted to give up completely, Demi’s speeches and music and book just kept me going and helped me be able to finally ask for help. I just recently passed 5 years clean and I credit that partially to her,” the Lovatic wrote.

The singer was additionally scheduled to perform with Jason Mraz in Toronto at the RBCxMusic benefit concert Sunday, but this show has also been canceled due to her hospitalization.

Lovato remains hospitalized as she continues recovering.

“She is doing okay, but is still being monitored,” a source previously told PEOPLE, adding that it’s now “safe” for Lovato to leave the hospital if she is so inclined. “An overdose is something very serious and can cause organ failure. It’s important for her to make sure her body is recovering.”

“Sometimes this situation is the best possible,” the source says. “And most people using drugs are very confident they will never overdose. It’s easy to continue abusing when you can shrug your shoulders and tell yourself you have everything under control.”

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Continuing, the insider remarks: “After an overdose, you can’t claim this anymore. You had an overdose and there is no way to dismiss it. An overdose might need to happen for someone to understand that they REALLY need help.”

If you or someone you know is in need of help, please contact the SAMHSA substance abuse helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.