Demi Lovato‘s mom is speaking out for the first time since the singer’s overdose, saying she is healthy, happy and “getting the help she needs,” and even credits fans for helping her daughter pull through.
Appearing on an episode of Newsmax TV, Dianna de la Garza opens up about the moment she first saw Lovato laying in the hospital bed at Cedars-Sinai.
“We got there as quickly as we could,” she said. “Dallas and Madison and I jumped out of the car at the emergency room and ran into the emergency room to be by her side. She just didn’t look good—at all. She was in bad shape. But I said to her, ‘Demi, I’m here. I love you.’ And at that point she said back to me, ‘I love you, too.'”
“I prayed, of course, all the way to the hospital, and my faith is strong. I think that was one of things that got me through the next couple of days when she was in critical condition. We just didn’t know for two days if she was going to make it or not,” she revealed.
Crediting her faith, the doctors and Lovatics saying, “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.”
“I don’t think she would be here if it hadn’t been for those prayers and the good doctors and Cedars-Sinai,” she added. “They were the best. I couldn’t have asked for a better team of people to save her life.”
Giving an update on Demi Lovato’s current headspace, de la Garza reveals, “She’s happy. She’s healthy. She’s working on her sobriety, and she’s getting the help she needs.”
Speaking out about opioid addiction, Lovato’s mother says, “After this happened, I started researching and looking into how opioids are killing our kids. It’s happening, I think, it’s every 15 minutes someone dies of an overdose. It’s not just the kids, either—it’s grown-ups. It’s mothers. It’s fathers.”
As The Blast reported, Lovato was uncooperative with police and would not tell responders what drugs she took when questioned about her overdose on July 24.
She left the hospital on August 6 and headed to an in-patient rehab facility.