Demi Lovato’s mom has finally broken silence on her daughters drug overdose, revealing that Demi is happy and healthy.
Demi Lovato‘s mother Dianna De La Garza opened up about the harrowing overdose that left the singer fighting for her life last July.
La Garza, who has detailed her family’s struggles in her memoir Falling with Wings: A Mother’s Story, says she first learned of the health crisis through a phone call from Lovato’s then-assistant, Kelsey Kershner.
“She said, ‘Demi overdosed,’” De La Garza recalled in an interview with NewsMax TV on Tuesday. “I was in shock. I didn’t know what to say. It was just something that I never, ever expected to hear as a parent, about any of my kids. And I hesitated to ask, but I had to ask her — I remember it just seemed like the words took forever to come out of my mouth. I said, ‘Is she OK?’”
De La Garza continued, “[Kershner] stopped for a second, and she said, ‘She’s conscious but she’s not talking.’ And so I knew that we that we were in trouble.”
She says it was absolutely touch-and-go for several days.
“We just didn’t know for 2 days if she was going to make it.” Demi’s mom thanked the doctors, but added, “The reason she’s alive today is because of the millions of prayers that went up that day.”
The former child star has struggled with addiction, mental illness and disordered eating for years. In 2010, Lovato entered treatment, where she sought help for bipolar disorder, bulimia, self-harm and addiction. She relapsed after she left the treatment center, then entered a sober living facility for a year.
Lovato revealed she celebrated six years of sobriety in March. But just three months later, she opened up about a recent relapse when she released her autobiographical new single “Sober” on June 21.
In late August, one month after her overdose, a source told PEOPLE that Lovato was “doing great,” while also adding: “This is a long road.”