Nearly two months after Demi Lovato's apparent overdose, her mom, Dianna de la Garza, is breaking her silence.
As for how Demi is doing, Dianna told Newsmax TV, “She's happy. She's healthy. She's working on her sobriety, and she's getting the help she needs. That in itself encourages me about her future and about the future of our family."
Dianna got permission from Demi before appearing on the news channel where she opened up about her reaction to the apparent overdose. She said, “It's still a really difficult thing to talk about. I literally start to shake a little bit when I start to remember what happened that day."
Demi’s assistant was the one who called Dianna, who “was in shock” over the news. She added, “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."
After learning that Demi was conscious but not talking, Dianna “knew at that point that we were in trouble.”
Dianna and Demi’s sisters Dallas and Madison rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital to see Demi. She shared, “Dallas and Madison and I jumped out of the car at the emergency room and ran into the emergency room to be by her side. She just didn't look good — at all. She was in bad shape. But I said to her, 'Demi, I'm here. I love you.' And at that point she said back to me, 'I love you, too.'"
De la Garza said she relied on faith to get her through. "From that point on, I never allowed myself to ever think that things weren't going to be okay," she said. "I prayed, of course, all the way to the hospital, and my faith is strong. I think that was one of things that got me through the next couple of days when she was in critical condition. We just didn't know for two days if she was going to make it or not."
Dianna also showed her appreciation to the doctors and fans, pointing out, “I just feel like the reason she's alive today is because of the millions of prayers that went up that day when everybody found out what was happening. I don't think she would be here if it hadn't been for those prayers and the good doctors and Cedars-Sinai. They were the best. I couldn't have asked for a better team of people to save her life."