Demi Lovato has agreed to enter rehab: "She understands the severity of her overdose"
The 25-year-old singer has agreed to rehab and will go straight to an in-patient facility, say reports.
Demi Lovato's path to recovery has been closely watched by people all around the world. The 25-year-old singer has been staying at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she was admitted on July 24 after being found unconscious in her Hollywood Hills home earlier in the day. Her immediate family and close friends including her ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama have been by her side.
According to People, the 'Sorry, Not Sorry' singer has agreed to enter a drug treatment center following a relapse and overdose that has left her hospitalized for the past 10 days.
“Demi is well enough to leave the hospital this weekend. She has agreed to rehab and will go straight to an in-patient facility,” a source told the publication. “It’s her choice to go to rehab. This is not anything that can be forced.”
“She understands the severity of her overdose and the recovery has been very challenging for her,” the source added. “She wants to be sober. She wants to get help. She understands that it will take a lot of work and commitment to stay healthy, but this is what she wants.”
A second source told People that her loved ones have been encouraging Lovato to head to rehab all along.
“Her family has been pushing for her to get treatment in a center. The goal has been to get her physically healthy and now that Demi is stable they’re focusing on getting her clean again,” the source said. “It won’t be easy but Demi agreeing to rehab is a huge step for her recovery.”
The Disney Channel alum entered treatment for the first time in 2010, where she received professional assistance for bipolar disorder, bulimia, self-harm and addiction. Lovato relapsed after she left the treatment center, then entered a sober living facility for a year.
Following that she publicly celebrated six years of sobriety after having opened up about her issues with addiction in her YouTube documentary, 'Simply Complicated.' Despite the sobriety, the sources stated that she still struggles. "Demi was never really clean and sober from all of her demons,” a Lovato source previously told People. “She has been fighting depression and anxiety for quite some time — and is still in such a dark place. She was sober for a while, but not completely sober for six years,” the source added.