Demi Lovato's Mother Breaks Her Silence On Daughter's "Shock" Overdose

Demi Lovato's mom opens up about the singer's overdose and not knowing for 'two days if she was going to make it or not'

Demi Lovato's mom opens up about the singer's overdose and not knowing for 'two days if she was going to make it or not'

Demi Lovato's mom, Dianna de la Garza, has given her first interview about her daughter's recent overdose, including how she found out the news and Demi's current condition.

De La Garza also said that she "couldn't have asked for a better team of people to save her life", thanking the doctors at Cedars-Sinai for their care during Lovato's hospitalisation.

The singer remained in the hospital for more than a week before being released to a rehab facility.

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De la Garza, author and former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, told "America Talks Live" about her daughter's hospitalization, with Lovato's blessing.

"The first lines of these texts were saying, 'I just heard the news, I'm so sorry, I'm praying for your family, I'm praying for Demi.' I was in shock", she said.

"I was in shock", De La Garza said.

She then thanked the show for letting her speak out and "giving me this platform". "That in itself encourages me about her future and about the future of our family".

"Kelsey was rambling like she's obviously been through something bad and she said, 'I need to tell you what's going on, you're going to see a report come out, '" she continues. "I knew at that point that we were in trouble", she said.

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"I answered the phone and Kelsey was rambling like she had obviously been through something awful", De La Garza said. I think that was one of things that got me through the next couple of days when she was in critical condition. It was just something that I just never expected to hear as a parent about any of my kids.

"I was looking at my phone and all these tests were coming in".

In late July, an outpouring of love and concern was felt nationwide as word of Demi Lovato's drug overdose spread. De La Garza revealed that she "just didn't know for two days if [Lovato] was going to make it or not".

As De La Garza explains, she struggled to stay positive.

De La Garza said that Lovato is doing really well. "From that point on, I never allowed myself to ever think that things weren't going to be okay", she said.

She concluded, "I want to do whatever I can in this fight and fight with whoever will help me". It's happening. I think it's every 15 minutes someone dies of an overdose.

Dianna also gave fans of the singer and actress an update on her health. It's not just the kids, either - it's grownups. Diane De La Garza details her experience of her daughter's overdose.

Lovato's mother said she's now become an "accidental spokeswoman" for the opioid crisis after going through this terrifying ordeal.

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