Demi Lovato’s Mom Opens Up Over Singer’s Overdose
Demi Lovato’s mom Dianna La Garza has finally broken her silence on her daughter’s scary overdose back in July, and some of these details are truly frightening.
“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. I was actually looking at my phone, and all these texts started coming in. ‘I just heard the news, I’m so sorry, I’m praying for your family, I’m praying for Demi.’ I was in shock. I thought, what is going on?… My heart just dropped,” she said during an interview with Newsmax TV.
She was contacted by the “Skyscraper” songstress’ assistant shortly afterwards, and that’s when she began to grasp the gravity of the situation.
“She said Demi overdosed. So I was in shock, I didn’t know what to say. It was something I never, ever expected to hear as a parent about any of my kids. I said, ‘Is she OK?’ And she stopped for a second and she said, ‘She’s conscious, but she’s not talking.’ I knew at that point that we were in trouble,” she revealed.
De La Garza rushed to Cedars-Sinai hospital to be by her child’s bedside, but seeing her didn’t ease her fears.
“She was in bad shape, but I said to her, ‘Demi, I’m here. I love you.’ At that point, she said back to me, ‘I love you too.’ From that point on, I never allowed myself to ever think that things weren’t going to be OK. We just didn’t know for two days if she was going to make it or not. I just feel like the reason she’s alive today is because of the millions of prayers that went up that day. I couldn’t have asked for a better team of people to save her life,” she explained.
As for how Demi’s doing now in recovery?
“I can honestly say today that she is doing really well. 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 the future of our family,” she insisted.