Demi Lovato's mother says the singer has been sober for 90 days: 'She's working really hard and we're all proud of her'
As the popstar celebrates her 90 days of being sober, her mother is grateful that her daughter is finally coping with things
Demi Lovato has been in and out of the dark pits of addiction over the last few months. She had a breakdown a few months ago when she was discovered unconscious due to a reported overdose. While the incident took place just a few months after the singer celebrated her six years of sobriety this year in March, her eventual descent into addiction sent her for yet another rehab stint. Now, after being sober for almost 90 days, the singer's mother, Dianna De La Garza, is grateful that her daughter has been able to cope with the crisis and hopes she stays that way.
Speaking at Maria Menounos‘ Sirius XM show on Friday, the 'Falling With Wings: A Mother's Story' author said, "Yes, she has 90 days and I couldn’t be more thankful or more proud of her because addiction being a disease, it’s work. It’s very hard, it’s not easy and there are no shortcuts."
She further added that she isn't aware of what could have led her daughter to an overdose in July. "I can’t really say for sure. I really don’t know." However, when asked if Lovato's song 'Sober' which was clearly dedicated to her mother was a way of confessing that she was not sober, La Garza exclaimed, "That is such a heartbreaking song, I knew that she wasn't sober, but let me clarify, I didn't know what she was doing."
She admitted that she was completely shaken when she began receiving text messages regarding her daughter's breakdown. She explained, "It's still a really difficult thing to talk about. I literally start to shake a little bit when I start to remember what happened that day. [Demi's assistant called and] said, 'Demi overdosed'. So, 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. I just feel like the reason she's alive today is because of the millions of prayers that went up that day when everybody found out what was happening."
However, she is now glad that her daughter is "happy" and "health" as she is working towards becoming sober. Thanking the singer's fans for their prayers, she said, "I just feel like the reason she's alive today is that of the millions of prayers that went up that day when everybody found out what was happening. I don't think she would be here if it hadn't been for those prayers and the good doctors and Cedars-Sinai. They were the best. I couldn't have asked for a better team of people to save her life. She's happy. She's healthy. She's working on her sobriety, and she's getting the help she needs. That in itself encourages me about her future and about the future of our family."
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The singer has been struggling with mental illness for years. In 2010, she sought help for bipolar disorder, bulimia, self-harm, and addiction. She relapsed after she left the treatment center, then entered a sober living facility for a year. However, after celebrating six years of sobriety, she once again relapsed during which she released her autobiographical single 'Sober' on June 21.