Demi Lovato 'feels free from demons' on 2nd anniversary of near-fatal overdose

Amy Johnson
Demi Lovato speaks on stage at the Teen Vogue Summit 2019 at Goya Studios on November 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Teen Vogue)
Demi Lovato speaks on stage at the Teen Vogue Summit 2019 at Goya Studios on November 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Teen Vogue)

Demi Lovato has given thanks for her life two years on from her accidental overdose ordeal.

The singer took to social media on 24 July, which she described as her "miracle day", to reflect on how far she has come since being hospitalised for a heroin overdose.

“Today is my miracle day. I’m so blessed to have one. It represents how the Dr’s at Cedar’s Sinai saved my life,” she shared via a screenshot of her Notes apps to Instagram. “How my life has become something beyond my wildest dreams.”

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It comes as the 27-year-old became engaged to the "love of [her] life" Max Ehrich this week although highlighted her recovery was also down to her own self-improvement.

“…I can genuinely say I feel free of my demons,” she went on. “Each and every one. I never thought this feeling was possible.

"And it’s not just because I fell in love (although that didn’t hurt), but because over the past 2 years, I’ve done more work on myself than I have in my entire life."

Lovato also shared that her "relationship with God" provided her with "infinite security" before adding: "I vow to love myself. You can’t fully love another without loving yourself first.”

The Heart Attack singer is now sober again following her 2018 relapse which came after a period of six years of abstaining from drugs and alcohol.

Lovato has previously said she didn't get the help she needed before her overdose, which led her to spiral.

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“I asked for help, and didn’t receive the help that I needed,” she said to Ellen Degeneres on the presenter’s self-titled show.

She went on: “I’m thinking to myself, ‘I’m six years sober, but I’m miserable. I’m even more miserable than I was when I was drinking. Why am I sober?’”

After the overdose, Lovato completed a stint in rehab.