Demi Lovato has broken her silence for the first time since she was admitted to hospital after a suspected heroin overdose.
The 25-year-old singer was rushed to hospital last week after she was found unconscious at her home following an alleged overdose and she has now thanked her fans for their "positive thoughts and prayers".
She wrote on Instagram: "I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet. I want to thank God for keeping me alive and well. To my fans, I am forever grateful for all of your love and support throughout this past week and beyond.
"Your positive thoughts and prayers have helped me navigate through this difficult time. I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery. The love you have all shown 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."