Demi Lovato is thanking fans and family for their support after her hospitalization for an apparent overdose.

“I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction,” the open letter begins. “What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something that I must continue to overcome and have not done yet.”

Lovato has been hospitalized since July 24th when she was found unconcsious in her Los Angeles home.

After thanking God, family, her fans, and the staff at Cedars-Sinai medical center, Lovato said she will continue her fight towards sobriety. “I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery,” she writes. “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.”

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Lovato has pledged that once she’s released from the hospital, she will head to rehab according to E! News.

“Demi’s turned the corner and is doing much better,” an unnamed source told E! News. “She will be released in the next few days and the plan is for her to go to rehab. She is starting to grasp the severity of what happened and that she almost died.” The source added, “She is scared and grateful to be alive. Her family hasn’t left her side and have consulted with several people to figure out what the best plan of action is. Everyone wants her to take it very seriously and she seems to be.”

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