Battling addiction is a lifetime journey that comes with good and bad days.


Demi Lovato knows all too well about these realities of fighting the illness.


The singer was recently hospitalised with a suspected overdose, when she was found unconscious at her home in the Hollywood Hills at 11 am on Tuesday, July 24



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In light of the event, the 25-year-old took to Instagram to share her first statement since the incident. 


Opening up to fans, the Sorry not Sorry singer penned a heartfelt, honest letter about her struggles with addiction.


"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," she said. 



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Demi went on to "thank God" that she's alive and well, whilst extending her thanks to all her fans who have offered endless support and love over the last week.


"Your positive thoughts and prayers have helped me navigate through this difficult time," she added.



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The singer soon turned her attention to those closest to her and the staff, who she reckons without she wouldn't "be here writing this letter."


Understandably, Demi finished the statement by explaining that her focus will now be on getting better and she is looking forward to the future with the possibility of being 'on the other side.'  


"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," she added.



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Her transparency around her battle with addiction is truly admirable.


Demi's bravery and strength are shown throughout the letter and we are sure this attitude will help her on the road to recovery. 


We are wishing her a speedy recovery.