Thanks to her first official statement since nearly dying from a drug overdose, fans now know what Demi Lovato is thinking.
But these same fans do not know where Demi Lovato actually is at the moment.
And that may not change any time soon.
According to multiple outlets, the troubled artist has left Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles and is on her way to a treatment center.
Not even the sleuths at TMZ have figured out Demi’s exact location, however, except to confirm that she will be in rehab someplace located a distance from California.
Aside from getting the star all the professional helps she needs, part of the basis for this move is to also get Lovato far away from some of the bad influences that had overtaken her life in the weeks leading up to her overdose.
As previously reported, these toxic friends were never really friends at all.
They didn’t push Lovato to overcome her dark side and her dangerous impulses; they encouraged these sides and impulses to come out.
As a result, Lovato spent most of the night partying to weeks ago, only to be found hours later in a state of unconsciousness.
An assistant called 911 and paramedics arrived just in time to save the singer’s life.
TMZ writes that Lovato flew via private plans to a rehab center that an insider describes as “one of the nation’s leading facilities for addiction.”
By our estimation, this will be Lovato’s third time receiving professional treatment in such a manner — and we just pray, as cliche as it sounds, that this third time in the charm.
Per Radar Online, meanwhile, Demi will remain at her rehab center for a minimum of three months.
She is reportedly set to take this treatment seriously, despite having previously scoffed at suggestions from those close to her over the past several weeks that she needs help.
It took the star being rushed to the hospital in order for her to see their point.
“She is scheduled to stay for 90 days,” a source tells Radar simply.
This same source says that Lovato is not being held against her will.
This is not a case of an involuntary psychiatric hold, known as a Sectio 5150, which means that Demi will be free to check herself out of rehab at any time.
“Demi left the hospital over the weekend. She will get continued care at an in-patient rehab facility,” reports People Magazine, adding:
“At the hospital, she was surrounded by family and friends that support her sobriety. They all want Demi to be the best she can. Demi is surrounded by a lot of love. She has people in her life that really care.
“She has a long journey ahead, but with all the love, her journey could absolutely be a positive one.”
Lovato was sober for six years prior to this relapse.
She talked openly during that time about her previous hardcore drug use, her self-esteem issues, her eating disorder and even the suicidal thoughts she had at seven years old.
We’ve always admired the singer for her honesty and for her mission to help other teens and/or young women experiencing anything close to what she experienced.
The superstar posted an emotional note on Instagram yesterday, which marked the first words to come directly from Lovato since her hospitalization.
This message included the following:
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.
I want to thank God for keeping me alive and well. 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. I want to thank my family, my team, and the staff at Cedars-Sinai who have been by my side this entire time.
Without them I wouldn’t be here writing this letter to all of you.